Saturday, May 21, 2011

My Grandma Myrna Larson

I thought I would post this for those of you who don't get the local paper. She was an amazing woman!
Myrna T. Larson
DOWNEY - Myrna Taggart Larson, 87, wife of the late Roy Larson, was happily reunited with her husband and son on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. She passed away of natural causes at "Our House" assisted living in Sandy, Utah, where she had resided since November of 2010.
Myrna was born October 25, 1923, a daughter of Fredrick and Eulalie Ardella Leavitt Taggart. She was the eighth of nine children. She attended school in Lewiston and graduated from North Cache High School in Richmond.
She married Roy D. Larson from Downey, Idaho, in the Logan LDS Temple on April 22, 1943.
She lived most of her life in Downey, where she was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in every organization. She also served as a temple ordinance worker for several years along with her husband. She was a member of the local Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, the Downey Study Club, and sang with the Madrigal Choir. She was known for her beautifully decorated wedding and birthday cakes.
Myrna is survived by six children, Marjorie (Ron) Batson of Nampa, Idaho, Fred (Sue) Larson of Sandy, Utah, Louise (Eugene) Webb of Downey, Idaho, Betty Ann (Mike) Wasuita of Mountain Green, Utah, Eddy (Theresa) Larson of Magna, Utah, Sandra Dee (Scott) Averett, of North Pole, Alaska; 41 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren; a sister; LaRee Scott, and a sister-in-law, Juanita Taggart, both of North Ogden, Utah. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters, her husband, Roy D. Larson and a son, Rex T. Larson, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 23, 2011, at noon in the Downey First Ward Chapel, with Bishop Rex Nielsen officiating. Friends may visit with the Larson family on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Downey Church, and on Monday at the church prior to services from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Burial will follow in the Downey City Cemetery.
Friends and family are invited to share condolences by visiting Services are under the care and direction of Horsley's Marsh Valley Funeral Home.
The family wished to thank "Our House" and their staff for taking care of Mom. She was a wonderful mother. We appreciate the lessons she taught us of love, forgiveness, service and endurance. We will miss her.
Published in Idaho State Journal on May 21, 2011
I'd like to add she was also proceeded in death by her son-in-law Roscoe Stuart. We love you and miss you grandma.

1 comment:

Carolee Jones said...

Thanks for posting this Cousin...I wish I could have been there, but my 4th child, Wendy was graduating the same day as the funeral and my Son & his wife had just flown up from Utah fora 10 day stay with us. I felt I needed to be here & since I saw her last year at Grandpa's funeral and again a few months later on another trip to see my mom, that she would understand I was needed here with my own family. I did send to Aunt Louise the scrapbook layout I did of our twinkly smiles(*Grandma, my mom (Marjorie) and me)& then I sent a living lilac plant for my MOM to plant in her yard to remind everyone who visits her home the smell that I associate with Grandma..."Lilacs"!
(hugs) Carolee Jones