Our beloved Papa, Grandpa, Great Papa and friend, Charles Alten Larsen, age 95, passed peacefully away on September 13th, 1998 at home in Salt Lake City.
Dad was born on September 14, 1903 in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah to George Christian and Dorcus Botilda Nelsen Larsen. The family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1905 to the Emerson Ward area.Papa had a great sense of humor and accomplished many things in his life. Having been born before the Wright Brothers flight in December 1903, he at the age of seven with his Grandma Kisty watched the first flight land in Salt Lake. On the way home from his mission in Denmark, he was in Paris the night Lindenberg landed. He graduated from LDS High School and attended the University of Utah for two years. He then worked with his father at Ephraim Creamery Company serving as secretary after which he went on to establish and successfully manage the Utah Cooperative Egg Dealers for over 65 years.
Papa has blessed many lives with his generosity and has left us a legacy of humor, wit, kindness and love, for this we thank him. On December 12, 1928 he married his dear beloved Annie Dorothy Christensen in the Salt Lake LDS Temple and remained with her for 66 years until she left this earth.
Preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Athel and George, sister, Irma and a granddaughter, Lisa Marie.
Survived by: son, Charles Christian Larsen, daughter, Nancy L. (Gilberto M.) Pinto, all of Salt Lake City; grandchildren, Gabriel G. (Deardra) Gomez, Whittier, California; Elizabeth (Art) Bustamante, Anaheim, California; Charles (Tina) Hagen, Le Anne (Randy) Bailey, Spencer (Aileen) Hagen, Victor Hagen, all of Salt Lake City; great-grandchildren, Kui Chan, Kalani, Brandon, Nikole, James, Kelsianne, BreAnne, and Cian.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Nelson E. Wright, Dr. Scott L. Chidester, Marilyn H. McGinty, LPN, the staff of Rocky Mountain Care Holladay, Rocky Mountain Care Hospice, Kelly, Michelle, Linda, Julie and personal C.N.A.s , Moroni, Jesus, Michael, Iris, Sharon, Rick, Jolene and Vivian.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations to Childrens Aid Society, Ogden, Utah or a charity of your choice.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday September 19, 1998 in the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 South Highland Drive, where family and friends may call on Friday from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 12:30-1:45 p.m. prior to services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
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