Early on the morning of December 23, 2021, Patsy Carlene Solomon Larson passed away and rejoined her husband, who preceded her in passing, last January. Having spent the last 83 years here on the earth.
She was a wonderful wife, an amazing mother, sister, and a super loving grandmother as well as a loyal friend to all she met. She happily and faithfully served in any calling that she was given.
She was born to Melvin and Everean Solomon on June 20, 1938. After graduating from Cypress High School, she happily married the love of her life, Jerry Larson, and moved a half mile from her home to live the rest of her life raising and caring for her 5 children, Jerald Trent Larson (deceased), Tracy (Valerie) Larson, Jill (Chad (Deceased)) Durfee, Jennifer (Ron) O’Brian, (both deceased) and Janene (Sean) Ujhely, 12 grandchildren and (currently) 28 great-grandchildren.
She was the seventh child of eight children of Melvin and Everean. She grew up in Granger, Utah on a farm and was raised in a very loving way. She was taught about a loving Heavenly Father and stayed true to those teaching all her life, serving in many different callings.
She met a handsome young man, who was the older brother of one of her friends. It was a wonderful day when she was sealed to her sweetheart for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. They built a home next to Jerry’s parents, a half mile from where she grew up, and raised their five children in the house they built. She never worked outside the home yet always found ways to contribute by babysitting her nephews and nieces, by selling Avon and doing anything she could. We will always be grateful that she was always there for us when we got home.
She did have one passion that took her out of the home once a week. She was an excellent bowler and bowled in a league for as long as she could lift a bowling ball. She made sure that we also loved the game, though we were never as good as she was.
She also made sure that we learned to play the piano. Her one rule was that we had to learn to play well enough so that we could play the hymns and serve as piano players at church.
Mom loved camping and hiking in the mountains. We have some wonderful memories of camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, and riding motorcycles in the mountains and deserts of Utah. Of course, we were usually on these outings with mom and dad’s parents, and brother and sisters so us children always had cousins to play with. In later years they purchased a couple of 4 wheelers and rode them everywhere that they could. As always vacationing with family and friends.
Patsy and Jerry devoted their lives to serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were an excellent example to us and shared their testimonies of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ by their actions and the lives that they lived.
We wish to thank and honor the team of caregivers at Sunridge Assisted Living and Memory Care. They were tireless in taking care of Mom and Dad during the last 18 months. They were excellent caregivers who loved Jerry and Patsy almost as much as we did. We will be ever grateful for the care they provided.
We will have a funeral to celebrate the lives of both Jerry and Patsy on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at 10:00 AM, at the Harvest Park Ward house on 3671 S. Oldham St. West Valley City, Utah.
There will be a viewing for Patsy on Monday, December 27, 2021, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Mcdougal Funeral home, 4330 S. Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT and from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM at the Harvest Park Ward house on Tuesday. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park.