Doretta Larsen

2/10/1930 ~ 3/3/2018

DorettaLarsenYoungCropDZgrandma2Doretta Larsen—Mother, sister, Aunt, Grandmother, and friend passed away peacefully in her beautiful family-built, Mt. Pleasant home on March 3, 2018, surrounded by her loved-ones. Doretta was born on February 10, 1930, in Fairview, Utah, to Delsa Jenivee Olson. She grew up in the Mount Pleasant area attending Wasatch Academy. Doretta earned dual degrees in business and accounting from LDS Business College. Doretta married Ray Irvin Larsen on September 11, 1947, in Salt Lake City. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on September 11, 1963. A Lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Doretta held many and various positions including Primary President, Relief Society President, Sunday school teacher, cub scout leader, and ward librarian.
Doretta is survived by her 11 children: Michael (Janine), Roy, Utah; Jody (Wendy), Kingman, Arizona; Tony (Mary) Mount Pleasant, Utah; Linda (Joe White), Riverton, Utah; Christine (Gene Cornwall), Newberry, Florida; Terry, Round Rock, Texas; Lorena, Salt Lake City, Utah; Leslie, Salt Lake City, Utah; Kathleen (Brandon Whytock), Murray, Utah; Jimmy (Camille), Alpine, Utah; Jean (Sean Bevan), Greer, South Carolina; 40 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren and 4 great, great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband Ray, 3 brothers and a sister, parents, and two granddaughters.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday March 7, 2018, at 12:00 noon in the Mt. Pleasant LDS Stake Center (295 S State) with a viewing from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery.

One Response to “Doretta Larsen”

  1. Rhonda Merriman says:

    To the family of Doretta Larsen, I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. I know how much each and everyone of her family meant to her and for the love she had for them all. She was a very special lady with a heart of gold and had a special air about her. I feel it an honor to have been able to assist her and help her in her last days. She was “changed in a twinkling of an eye” as she always said she would be. She had a testimony of the gospel and feared no death. She is an angel among the angels and she is in no more pain. She was and is still a great friend and example. Thanks Doretta.