Myrna Taggart Larson


Downey……Myrna Taggart Larson 87, wife of the late Roy Larson, was happily reunited with her husband and son on Wednesday May 18, 2011. She passed away of natural causes at “Our House” assisted living in Sandy, Utah, where she had resided since Novemeber of 2010. Myrna was born October 25, 1923, a daughter of Fredrick and Eulalie Ardella Leavitt Taggart. She was the 8th of nine children. She attended school in Lewiston and graduated from North Cache High School in Richmond. She married Roy D. Larson from Downey, Idaho in the Logan LDS Temple on April 22, 1943. She lived most of her life in Downey, where she was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving in every organization. She also served as a temple ordinance worker for several years along with her husband. She was a member of the local Daughters o the Utah Pioneers, the Downey Study Club, and sang with the Madrigal Choir. She was known for her beautifully decorated wedding and birthday cakes. Myrna is survived by 6 children; Marjorie (Ron) Batson of Nampa, Idaho; Fred (Sue) Larson of Sandy, UT.; Louise (Eugene) Webb of Downey, ID.; Betty Ann (Mike) Wasuita of Mountain Green, UT.; Eddy (Theresa) Larson of Magna, UT.; Sandra Dee (Scott) Averett, of North Pole, Alaska. 41 grandchildren, 70 great grandchildren, a sister; LaRee Scott and a sister in law; Juanita Taggart, both of North Ogden, UT,. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters, her husband, Roy D. Larson and a son; Rex T. Larson, and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday May 23, 2011 at 12 noon in the Downey 1st Ward Chapel, with Bishop Rex Nielsen, officiating. Friends may visit with the Larson family on Sunday evening from 6-8 pm at the Downey Church, and of Monday at the church prior to services from 10:30-11:45 am. Burial will follow in the Downey City Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to share condolences by visiting Services are under the care and direction of Horsley’s Marsh Valley Funeral Home. The family wished to thank “Our House” and their staff for taking care of mom. She was a wondeful mother. We appreciate the lessons she taught us of love, forgiveness, service and endurance. We will miss her.

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