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Obituary for Ralph Alfred Larson

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Ralph Alfred Larson

Died: March 19, 2016

North Ogden – Ralph A. Larson, 91, passed away March 19, 2016 at his home in North Ogden.  He was born April 29, 1924 in Emmett, Gem County, Idaho to Alfred Peter Larson and Edith Blake.  He married Donna Ann Byrne August 28, 1946 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

 

Ralph’s father’s Forest Service employment moved him to Cedar City, Sugar House and Ogden, Utah.

 

His childhood interests were pets, telephones, crystal sets and short wave amateur radio (W6STF).  He played a clarinet in the Salt Lake City Tribune Band and later at Ogden High School in Ogden.  He quit a Tribune Scholarship at Weber College midyear, February 1942 to continue his lifelong interest in radio with Civil Service Schooling.  His World War II military service was in Ireland, England, Iran and Hill Field (January 1943 to December 1945).

 

Ralph’s 37 years of Federal Service time included: air craft radio and radar installation, Hill Field electronics instructor, army signal equipment inspector at Utah General Depot., supervisor of calibration and measurement inspection specialist in Hill Field’s Standards Laboratory (metrology) for 20 years and Weber College night school instructor for four years.  Honors he earned include:  Hill Field co-suggestor of the year for 1954, and 37 monetary suggestion awards beyond his position responsibilities.

 

Ralph’s LDS church service included two Weber Heights Stake Missions in Ogden.  He distributed LDS literature at the Hill Field Visiting Officer’s Quarters and also took visitors from Hill Field to Salt Lake Temple Square.  He officiated at the Ogden LDS Temple for one year.

 

Ralph ran a fruit orchard in North Ogden for years before developing it as home lots.

 

Ralph is survived by his wife of 70 years; three sons, Grant (Sarah) Larson of North Ogden, David W. (Evelyn) Larson of Syracuse and Keith D. (Pam) Larson of Ogden;  29 grandchildren and 59 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert (Lori)  and sister, Elaine.

 

A Viewing will be held on  Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.

 

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Leavitt’s Mortuary.  Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 9:00 to 9:45 AM.

 

Interment at Ben Lomond Cemetery, 526 East 2850 North, North Ogden, Utah.

 

Please send condolences to the family at:  www.leavittsmortuary.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 9:00 to 9:45 AM

 


Service Information

Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016

Time: 10:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ben Lomond Cemetery

Address:

526 E 2850 N, , North Ogden, UT,

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Larry & Marilyn Jacobson posted on 3/25/16

Donna and Family, Marilyn and I were unable to make it to Ralph's viewing or funeral because of family commitments out of town, but our thoughts and prayers have been with you during this difficult time. We send our heart-felt condolences to your family! We have enjoyed having you as neighbors up the street, and I especially enjoyed visiting with Ralph in the High Priests Group and when we came as a Leadership for visits with you, Donna, and Ralph at your home in years past. You two had many, happy years together for which we know you are grateful. Donna, may God's choicest blessings of comfort and support be with you and yours during the difficult days ahead. Warmest regards!

 

John & Tammy Ahlstrom posted on 3/25/16

Donna, You are in our prayers. We love you and will miss visiting with Ralph. We hope your loneliness will be minimized by the love and goodness of your wonderful family. What a blessing to be close to them. We sincerely love you and appreciate your goodness.

 

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