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Dora Margaret Price Larsen (1919-2018) Obituary

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Dora Margaret Price Larsen (1919-2018) Obituary

Posted: 1516817754000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Larsen, Price, Reese
Logan Herald Journal, 01/24/18

Dora Margaret Price Larsen November 26, 1919 - January 17, 2018
Dora Margaret Price Larsen, our 98-year-young angel mother, grandmother, great- and great-great-grandmother, was called back to her heavenly home Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at Legacy House of Logan. She was born Nov. 26, 1919, to Joseph Stanners Price and Elizabeth Susanna Reese Price in the family home at Bloomington, Idaho. She met a handsome soft drink salesman, Roy James Larsen, while she was working in her father's store/post office in Paris, Idaho. They fell deeply in love and were married Sept. 11, 1940, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. Roy died April 25, 2003, and Dora has missed him every day for nearly 15 years. Dora and Roy were blessed with seven children, six of whom came in the first 9 years of marriage testing her motherly mettle. Nine years later the seventh joined the family. All seven survive her. They are Roy Gary Larsen (Kathryn) Phoenix, AZ; James Craig Larsen (Nancy) of South Jordan, UT; Joseph Steven Larsen (DeLois), Garden City, UT; Jennifer Baird McCracken (Larry) Provo, UT; Suzanne Buttars (Monte) Kennewick, WA; Paul Kay Larsen (Kandi), Logan, UT; Douglas Price Larsen (Lisa), Orem, UT. Also surviving is one sister, Roene McKinnon, 47 grandchildren, 123 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. She spent the bulk of her energy in life raising her children and managing a busy household. She also found time to assist Roy in running first his Pepsi-Cola production and distribution company in Northern and Eastern Utah, as well as Southern Idaho, until 1974, and then in what became a chain of Hallmark Card and Gift Shops in Utah, Arizona and California. Dora was a woman of faith. She cherished her testimony of the gospel of Christ and her membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was called on to serve in a number of capacities including temple worker, Primary chorister, Primary Stake Board, Laurel advisor, counselor in the Relief Society presidency, teacher, visiting teacher and other assignments. Roy and Dora fulfilled two lifetime goals by graduating from LDS Institute later in life and by serving as full-time missionaries on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. She was interested in the world around her and watched public affairs closely. She enjoyed serving as an election judge for many years. She was an active member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and was proud of her rich pioneer heritage. She was an avid reader and enjoyed her book clubs and scripture study groups. She also had a beautiful singing voice and sang with choirs and various ensembles including the Towne Singers. She and Roy were heavily involved in the Kiwanis Club and also belonged to the Continental Dance Club. Preceding Dora in death were her husband Roy, her parents, sisters Violet Passey, Pearl Patterson, Gwen Anderson, Mabel Walker, Osma Humphreys, and brothers Ivor Price, Robert Price and Jay Price, a granddaughter Natalie Larsen, a great-grandson Zachary Wood, a son-in-law Theron Baird, and daughters-in-law Elizabeth Cragun Larsen, Gail McKinney Larsen and Leticia Barrett. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m. in the Logan East Stake Center, 1450 E. 1500 North, in Logan, Utah. There will be viewings Friday, Jan. 26, at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St., in Logan, Utah, from 6 to 8 p.m. and prior to the funeral at the stake center from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The family expresses deep appreciation and thanks to her primary care physician Dr. Michael Stones and his assistants, to the management and staff of Legacy House of Logan, and to Community Nursing Services for hospice care. Also, we are deeply grateful to her many lifelong, kind and loving friends and neighbors who were not only her dear companions and associates but provided much important support for her as well. In Dora's memory, please consider donating to the humanitarian fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Condolences may be expressed online at .

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