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Obituary: LARSON, CLIVE M

Published: Thursday, Dec. 25 2014 10:07 p.m. MST

Clive M. Larson1918 ~ 2011Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 3, 2011 surrounded by his loving wife, Bea, and family in North Ogden, Utah. Although he will be greatly missed by those he left behind, we feel blessed to have many wonderful memories of our time with him. He touched the hearts of so many through his generous nature, quick wit, positive attitude, devotion to family, and service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Clive was born September 29, 1918 in Pima, Arizona, the seventh of 10 children of John Reo and Zumala Larson. He was raised in Mesa, Arizona, and served an LDS mission in the Central States. Following his mission he worked in Panama and Peru for the U.S. government. Clive returned to Utah to marry his sweetheart, Beulah (Bea) Burgon in the Salt Lake Temple. They returned to Panama where he began working for TACA airlines, then transferred to New Orleans to become the VP of operations. They had many great experiences in New Orleans, raising their three sons in a gospel oriented home with an emphasis on education. After retiring, Clive and Bea moved to Utah. They spent the winter months in Arizona near one of their sons. Clive and Bea loved to travel taking "road trips" across the country and were fortunate to visit numerous countries throughout the world. Besides his family, Clive loved his church and served in a number of leadership positions in the LDS Church. He served as a Branch President three times, District President, Bishop and was called to be the first Stake President of the New Orleans Stake. Clive and Bea served a mission together in Kentucky. They have always been dedicated to the gospel and serving others. Clive had a keen intellect and loved to engage in lively conversations about life and the gospel. His stories and humorous sayings will long be remembered. He was a tremendous example of someone who maintained a positive outlook no matter what challenges he faced. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather. Clive adored his family, and he let everyone know how much they meant to him. Additionally, he was a great friend and admired by many. He loved talking to anyone and making them feel like he had known them a long time. He truly never met a stranger. He is survived by his wife Bea and his three sons Kerry (Julie), Craig (Carol), Thayne (C.A.), two sisters Olive (Walter) Evans and Donna Bolen, and 12 grandchildren along with 23 great grandchildren.Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the LDS Church located on 900 West and Pleasant View Drive in Pleasant View, Utah. A viewing will be held at the same location from 9:30-10:45 prior to the funeral. A graveside memorial will follow at the Murray Cemetery on 5490 South Vine Street in Murray, Utah.