Photos of Roy Larson in 1965 and 1995
   Roy Allen Larson

            1945 - 2005

Roy Allen Larson, 59, died February 23, 2005 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City, MO, due to complications from diabetes.  Roy was born June 9, 1945 in Raymond, WA, to Henry and Nettie Larson.

Roy graduated from South Bend High School in 1963 and attended Northwest College in Kirkland, WA, earning his A.A. in Education in 1965.  He transferred to Evangel College in Springfield, MO, graduating with his teaching degree in 1967.

Picture of Roy & Kathy Larson in 2003

He married Kathy Lowe from Hiawatha, KS, on August 18, 1967.  They began teaching in Summersville, MO, and transferred to DeSoto, MO, after two years in Summersville.  He taught sixth grade for 28 years in the DeSoto School District, retiring in 1997.

In retirement he worked a number of jobs, but mostly enjoyed working at his golf game!  He belonged to the Lead Belt Country Club in BonneTerre, MO, and loved telling his sister how many days he had golfed so far that year.

He belonged to the First Assembly of God in DeSoto, MO, and served many terms on the board.  He was instrumental in his church’s vision for missions and was at church whenever the doors were open.  He was a frequent soloist and loved leading the congregation in singing the hymns of the church.

Roy is survived by his wife Kathy Larson of Festus, MO, his daughters Sheri Larson of Kenosha, WI, and Dione Larson of Festus, MO, and his sister Karen Coulson of Olympia, WA.