Carl Robert Larson
October 16, 1924 - May 06, 2017
Carl was fun-loving, charming, and a father with a generous heart
Carl Robert Larson was born October 16, 1924 in Everett, WA. He passed away peacefully during the early morning of May 6, 2017 at Bethany Nursing Home in Everett, WA at the age of 92. He was the son of Lars and Melida Larson. He was the third born of five children. Preceding him in death were brothers, Glen and Clyde, and sister, Goldie. He is survived by his brother Gordon.
He was married to his wife, Donna for 70 years, who currently resides in Arlington, WA. They had six children. His oldest son, Gordon (Gordy), preceded him in death. He is survived by his other five children, Melinda, Karen, Rick, Carol, and Donald, his 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Carl spent some of his growing-up years on a farm in Granger, WA. Then he served in the Navy from 1942 – 1946, spending time on the cargo ship USS Grumium, the aircraft carrier USS Pybus, and the aircraft carrier USS Solomons. He was the recipient of the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal, the American Area Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. After leaving military service, he tended bar for a while, worked a short time for Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, then concluded his working career retiring from the US Postal Service after 21 years.
Carl had a keen interest in sports and gaming. During retirement, his pastimes included following the local sports teams, thoroughbred horse racing, and playing bingo with his wife. He thoroughly enjoyed his grandchildren’s activities, in particular passing along his passion for the game of golf to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He will be remembered as fun-loving, charming, and a father with a generous heart. He was truly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
Love Lives On
Those we love remain with us,
for Love itself lives on.
Cherished memories never fade;
because one loved is gone.
Those we love can never be
more than a thought apart,
for as long as there's a memory
they live on in our heart.
Think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched,
for nothing loved is ever lost,
and he was loved so much.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.