Kay R. Larson
Kay R. Larson, 78, formerly of Silt, passed away Jan. 15, 2008, at the VA Hospital in Grand Junction. He was born May 23, 1929, in Silt, to Otto B. and Emma Nolen Larson. Kay attended schools in Silt and Rifle, and Mesa College in Grand Junction. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in September 1952, and served in the Korean conflict. He received the Combat Infantry Badge, United Nations Service Medal, Army Occupation Medal (Japan), and the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Stars. In the past two years, Kay put all his energy into building his new home outside Clifton. His love of raising race horses and traveling to as many races as possible around the Western U.S. made him happy. He also enjoyed having family and friends stop by to visit, whether he was busy or not, and always had a story to tell.Kay will be remembered as a longtime member of the ranching and mining communities.Kay is survived by his wife, Dorothy Larson, of Clifton; daughter Katrina Mitchell of Atlanta, Ga.; son Nolen (Kelly) Larson of Broomfield; grandson Chase (Nicole) Larson of Thornton; step-daughters Starla Spaulding of Silt, and Paula Inscho of Anchorage, Alaska; four step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction. A graveside military service will follow at 1 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery at 2830 D Road in Grand Junction.Memorial contributions may be made to the Veteran’s Hospital in Grand Junction.Arrangements are under the care of Callahan/Edfast Mortuary.
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