Sharp McCoy Larsen, 86, a former Utah state auditor and state treasurer, died Monday, March 21, 1988.
Mr. Larsen was born March 17, 1902, in Spring City, Sanpete County, to John Horace and Eliza June Behunin Larsen. He married Clara Rebecca Andersen, June 2, 1923, in Salt Lake City. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.In addition to the auditor and treasurer positions, he served in numerous elected and appointed posts, including administrator of the Salt Lake County Hospital. He served three terms as Salt Lake County treasurer, beginning in 1960, and as manager of the Salt Lake County Roads and Bridges Department. He was also director of the Utah State Liquor Commission.
In addition, he had been chief deputy Salt Lake County assessor and president of the National Association of County Treasurers and Finance Officers. He was recognized by both that association and the Chamber of Commerce for his service. The Utah Highway Patrol also honored him for his contribution to liquor enforcement in the state. He retired in 1972.
Before his government career he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for 14 years. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he had served in the bishopric of the Ivins Ward, was a stake missionary, president of a Seventies quorum and was a temple worker and a High Priest group leader.
He was a former president of the Sagebrush Democrat Club and a member of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers. He was also finance commissioner for the Ute District of the Boy Scouts of America.
The funeral will be Thursday noon at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple. Friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday one hour before the service. Burial will be in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.