Helen Larson, 80

Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Helen Larson.

Helen C. Larson, 80, of Glenns Ferry, died Monday, June 25, 2007, at her home.

A family service was held on June 27 at Our Lady of Limerick Catholic Church in Glenns Ferry. A memorial service was held on Thursday, June 28, at the VFW Hall in Glenns Ferry. Arrangements were under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

Helen was born on Dec. 10, 1926, in Sidney, Mont., to Edward Clifford and Katherine Irene Smith. She was raised and educated in Montana before moving to Idaho.

Helen was married to her longtime love, Junior Larson, on Dec. 24, 1952, in Jerome. They built a life together in Jerome and later settled in Glenns Ferry.

She worked many years in the agricultural business as a member of Ore-Ida, Magic West, United States Department of Agriculture and Simplot.

She spent time as a Sunday School teacher.

Some of Helen's hobbies included stamp collecting, gardening, crocheting, hunting, fishing, camping and passing time watching the Snake River from her home. She was a lover of all animals. She enjoyed watching baseball especially the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves. Baseball was not her only sport of choice; she also enjoyed watching football, rooting for the Boise State Broncos, Green Bay Packers, and the Denver Broncos. And you could find her watching the summer and winter Olympics every time they came around.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign War.

Helen is survived by: her husband, Junior Larson of Glenns Ferry; her daughter, Barbara, and her husband, Steve May, of King Hill; two granddaughters and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two infant sons, one grandson and two great-great-grandsons.