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Barbara Larsen

November 2, 2013 — November 12, 2013

Barbara Jean Larsen, age 86, from Spanish Fork, passed away on November 12, 2013 due to complications from a heart procedure at Payson Hospital.

Barbara was born on November 2, 1927 in Elberta, Utah to Richard LaVear and Mayme Estella Sizemore. Her parents later divorced and Mayme later married Spencer Barnett of Payson. Barbara attended high school in Payson and later attended business school.

Barbara married Shirl Larsen on June 17, 1946 in the Salt Lake Temple. They lived in Spanish Fork for 25 years before they moved to Texas where Barabara worked as a secretary in the Oil Industry. They moved back to Utah in the early 80's and settled in Leland, Utah where Shirl was raised.

Barbara had many hobbies. Among them were golfing, gardening, cleaning the house, decorating, dancing, motorcycle rides and most of all she loved her family and her cat. She was very attentive and cared for her husband, Shirl. She was an active member of Spanish Fork Jaycee Wives, Women Democrats of Utah, She always kept in touch with her friends and looked forward to the monthly luncheons with the Red Hat Ladies. Her family always anticipated her Gumdrop "Fruit Cake" around the holidays.

Barbara had a very profound belief in God and loved her church and pastor at Christian Life Church in Payson. She will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers please donate to Christian Life Church, 11554 South 4600 West, Payson, UT 84651.

A viewing will be held at 12p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Legacy Funeral Home, 3595 N. Main Street, Spanish Fork. Graveside services will immediately follow at 1:30p.m. at the Spanish Fork City Cemetery, 420 S 400 E, Spanish Fork. To express condolences please visit

November 14, 2013 at 5:40 pm | #

Barb, you were like a ray of sunshine wherever you went! You are gonna be so missed. We love you much!


November 14, 2013 at 9:21 pm | #

Barb, you brought a smile to my face every time I saw you! I'm going to miss your sweet smiling face every Sunday morning! You are a great example of Christ's love!


November 15, 2013 at 3:17 pm | #

Barb / Mom,

Words can't express what you have meant to Julie and myself.

You lived your life with so much purity, compassion, and love that you were the perfect example for your daughter to follow.

You and your daughter have such a incredibly close bound that it is a joy and a privilage to be able to have had you both such a huge part of my life for the last 30 years.

We will miss you Mom, we will miss you and we will think of you everyday from now and until we meet up again.

I would imagine that by now you, my mom and my little sister are sitting around laughing, giggling, enjoying a class of vino, and planning a shopping trip.

The loss is ours and we know that the pain and suffering you dealt with here has left you and you have moved on to the next phase.

Save a place for us and we know we now have another angel in Heaven watching over us.

We Love You Mom !!



November 15, 2013 at 5:13 pm | #


We will miss you so much! You are one of the sweetest people we have ever met. Loved your sweet hugs and your humor. You showed us how to show love and respect to our spouse. Loved watching you take care of each other. You are a true example of love and joy! We will all take good care of Shirl.

We love and miss you!!


November 15, 2013 at 6:15 pm | #

Many years ago I had the opportunity to visit Barbara as her visiting teacher. Both Barbara and Shirl welcomed us into their home with opened arms. I loved hearing her life experiences and most of all loved her smile and hugs. God be with Shirl, Craig and the rest of her family at this time and the years to follow.


November 16, 2013 at 12:41 am | #


We've been sisters for over 42 years and Mom was always with us. She still is and always will be in our hearts and in every flower and rainbow that we see. I love you.



November 16, 2013 at 6:42 am | #


I believe the Lord sends special people like you our way for a reason. You blessed us the 3 years we knew you, with your sweet smile and you let the love of the Lord shine through you. You loved us all and we sure loved you, we will all miss you dearly and be sure that we will love and take care of Shirl, becausse he is pretty special too.


November 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm | #

Shilrl and family,,

I didn't know that your wife and mother passed away until yesterday. I am sorry to hear that. I know that it must be hard for you all.

I just printed the obituary and it requested that in lieu of flowers, donate to her church. I will do that and our Legion post will do that as well.

Shirl and Craig, Thanks for belonging to the Legion. We need and appreciate men like you.

Glen Bradford


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