Coe Robbins Larkin, 77, died March 19, 1991, at the Logan Regional Hospital.
Born April 27, 1913, Snowville, Utah, son of Joseph James and Agnes Eliza Robbins Larkin. Married Bessie Noble, April 27, 1940 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She died July 24, 1983. Married Bettie Spalding May 2, 1987, Smithfield, Utah; marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple, December 7, 1990. He had lived in Snowville, Murray and Smithfield. He was a farmer and dairyman. Belonged to the Smithfield West Bench Irrigation Co. and had served as director, secretary and treasurer. He was a committeman with the Utah Farm Bureau. During World War II he worked at Remington Arms in Ogden, Utah. Active member LDS Church. At the time of his death he was a High Priest in the Smithfield Fourth Ward, Smithfield North Stake. Served on High Council in Smithfield Stake, Stake Mission President. Stake High Priest quorum president. One of the seven presidents of Seventies. Served in Smithfield First Ward Bishopric and various other auxiliary positions. Served as home teacher from age 12 until the time of his death. His favorite position was that of a teacher, especially serving as a Gospel Doctrine teacher with his first wife, Bessie Noble Larkin, for many years. Served mission to British Isles from 1937 to 1939. Served in U.S. Army during World War II.Survived by his wife, Bettie Wray Spalding Larkin, Smithfield; two sons and daughters-in-law, Clair Coe and Janice Nelson Larkin, Smithfield; LaRon Heber and Marie Spackman Larkin, North Ogden; stepson, Kerry Douglas Spalding; 14 grandchildren; three brothers, George W. Larkin, Smithfield; James Fuller Larkin and Thomas Fuller Larkin, Salt Lake City. Preceded in death by his first wife, Bessie Noble Larkin, four sisters and eight brothers.
Funeral services Saturday, 12 noon, Smithfield Fourth LDS Ward Chapel, 195 North 1st East, Smithfield, with Bishop John A. Merkley, conducting. Friends may call at the Nelson Funeral Home in Logan, 162 East 4th North, Friday evening 7-9 p.m. and at the Smithfield Fourth Ward, Saturday 10-11:30 a.m. Burial: Smithfield City Cemetery.
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