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Barbara Ruth Loveland Larsen enjoyed a glorious reunion with loved ones on December 29, 2021, upon her passing.
Barbara was born on August 8, 1928, to Ruth and Ralph Loveland in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from East High school. She attended the University of Utah and graduated from BYU with a degree in early childhood education. Barbara loved being a schoolteacher at Sharon and Hillcrest Elementary schools where she taught 2nd and 3rd grades. Barbara and Tom Larsen were sealed for time and all eternity on March 7th, 1962, in the Salt Lake Temple. Two families become one when Sandra, Craig, and Ruthann became siblings. The Larsen family became complete after Susan and Paul were born. She made lifelong friendships while raising her family in Pleasant Grove.
Barbara loved the Gospel and enjoyed serving in many callings throughout her life. She and Tom served a mission as directors of the Liberty Jail visitors center at Independence, Missouri. Barbara loved going to the Temple and was a temple worker for many years. Barbara enjoyed family history and spent many hours researching her ancestry. She loved documenting the lives and stories of those family members who paved the way for her.
Barbara is survived by Susan Nelson (Earl), Paul Larsen (Patricia) and many grandchildren and great grandchildren who she cherishes.
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas Calvin Larsen, daughters Sandra Helm, Ruthann Nielsen, son Thomas Craig Larsen and grandson in law Tyler John Engh.
A viewing will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, January 7, 2022, at the LDS meeting house on 828 So Locust Ave. where a funeral will follow at 11:00 am. Interment will be at the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the Orchard Ward and Grove Creek Fourth Ward Relief Societies for their compassionate service.
The family also wishes to thank the many workers at Aspen Home healthcare and The Covington Memory care center who tenderly cared for Barbara.