OBITUARY: Davis Carl Larson
Our dear sweet Daddy left this earthly life and went to heaven the afternoon of Tuesday, January 4, 2011. His loving heart gave him 87 years of a wonderful Christian life. He was at home when he suffered a heart attack. The paramedics got him to Barton Memorial Hospital but the angels were calling.
Davis was born in Mora, Minnesota to Albert and Cora (Hermanson) Larson. He was one of seven children. Davis was a WWII veteran serving in the Navy in the Pacific Theater for 3 years. He married his high school sweetheart, Virginia Puckett on February 2, 1946. Davis and Ginny settled in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. Two daughters Roxanne and Linda came along as the years went by. Davis was a building contractor during his working life and retired to South Lake Tahoe in 1991. Davis was a lover of the outdoors. He loved camping, fishing and boating. He was an accomplished skier and water-skier. He was an avid reader from encyclopedias to the daily comics.
The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to Dr. Joseph Stevenson, and Dr. Marissa Muscat for the exceptional and loving care they always provided Dad. A special thanks to the entire staff of Barton Memorial Hospital for their dedication to Dad’s well being. The family is extremely grateful to the firefighters/paramedics of the Lake Valley Fire Station for the compassionate, caring treatment they gave our Dad.
Davis is survived by his wife, Virginia, daughters Roxanne Spafford and Linda Amundson, son-in-laws Bryan Spafford and John Amundson, grandchildren Jason Spafford, Cindy Schemenauer, and Paul Amundson, and great grandchildren, Andrew, Austin and Kassie Spafford, and Leah Schemenauer. Davis was preceded in death by all his siblings, Walter and Harris Larson, Verda Stanley, Bernice Johnson, Ruby Grant and Gladys Marshall.
A memorial service celebrating Davis’s life will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 11:00 am with viewing at 10:15 am at Hope Lutheran of the Sierra Church, 930 Julie Lane, SLT.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the family or the American Heart Association.