Richard Larsen |

Richard Larsen

Memorial services for Richard Carl Larsen of Grass Valley will be conducted at a later date.

Mr. Larsen died Saturday, March 12, at home. He was 44.

He was born Oct. 28, 1960, in Berkeley, to George F. Larsen Jr. and Florence V. Larsen. He attended Reward School in Nevada City. He worked for 12 years at Pride Industries in Grass Valley, and had previously worked at the Neighborhood Center of the Arts. He participated in many of the County Special Olympics. He enjoyed watching movies, watching wrestling on TV, hanging out with his friends at Special Acres, going to any event, anytime, anywhere. He kept track of everyone’s birthdays and special events. He was outgoing and friendly and the World’s Best Hugger.

He is survived by his sisters Kristin Larsen Gaboury, and Liz Larsen both of Nevada City, Joan Larsen of Grass Valley, and Lorna Larsen Jeyte of Volcano, Hawaii; brother, George Keene Larsen of Grass Valley; brothers-in-law Michael Gaboury, Richard Howell, Denis Kutch, John Brett, Lynn Montgomery, Darrel Kloninger and Albert Jeyte; sister-in-law, Sheila Keene Larsen; 14 nieces and nephews; two grandnieces; family from Special Acres Cliff and Sally Bruce, Lori Walkup, Patti Ingham, Sara Mora, Peter Leach, Mike Lynch, Dale Hensinger, Manuel Trujillo, and Larry Geary. He was preceded in death by his father, George in April 1993; mother, Florence, in December 2004; and his grandfather, “Pop” Larsen.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Neighborhood Center of the Arts, 200 Litton Drive, Grass Valley 95945.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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