Sunday, May 20, 2012

Douglas David Larsen

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On May 16, 2012, a loyal husband, father, son, brother, papa, uncle, friend, musician, soldier, and protector was honorably released following injuries he sustained while enjoying the freedom of the open road.
Doug was born on October 25, 1957 in Burlingame, CA to David Evan and Laretta Reaveley Larsen and was the oldest of four adventuresome boys. From an early age, Doug was taught by his parents and chose to center his life on hard work, hands on learning, and the protection of his family and others. Honor, not accolades, was Doug's motivation and unwavering devotion was his drive.
After moving to Utah in 1966, Doug met his lifelong sweetheart, Nadene Nichols, while attending Bountiful High School. They married Dec. 28, 1977 and together raised their three children with the value of "Anything. Anytime. Anywhere. For Any Reason." Doug was defined by his relentless, yet quiet passion for family, music, his Harley, and the scenic outdoors. He found his greatest fulfillment in his personal moments with family and friends gently bestowing profound lessons by skill, word, and deed.
Doug was a soldier in heart, mind, and action. As a member of the Army National Guard Special Forces and as a Huey Crew Chief, he embodied the spirit of the Airborne throughout his life; "all the way and then some." His brave, strong, and shielding nature has inspired many to be all that they can be, and he lived the motto of be brief, be brilliant, be gone. As a man admired by many, Doug will be deeply missed and will not be matched.
Doug is preceded in death by his grandparents: Charles M Larsen and Zola M Alger, and George Douglas Reaveley and Belle Gentry; and his father-in-law: Fred M Nichols. He is survived by his wife: Nadene; his children: Cheryl (Brad) Richards, Greg (Megan) Larsen, and Bradley (AsiaBre) Larsen; his grandchildren: Ava and Beckham Richards and Emmalee and Olivia Larsen; his parents: David and Laretta Larsen; his brothers: C Wayne (Judy) Larsen, Glen (Teresa) Larsen, and Ken (Susy) Larsen; and his mother-in-law, Alice H Nichols along with many other family, friends, and ARUP co-workers.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd at 11am (LDS Chapel, 585 E Center St, Bountiful UT). A viewing will be held the evening previous from 6-8pm at the Russon Brothers Mortuary (295 North Main St, Bountiful UT) and at the church before the Wednesday services from 9:30-10:30am. Interment will be in the Lakeview Memorial with arrangements made by Russon Brothers Mortuary. Please visit for condolences.
"This isn't goodbye, just see ya later." HooRah!

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