Larry Allen Larsen
Larry Allen Larsen
  • November 12, 1949 - December 15, 2017
  • West Valley City, Utah

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West Valley City - Our amazing Husband, Father, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, Uncle, Friend and avid "Street Rodder". Larry "Buddha" Allen Larsen, passed away at his home on December 15, 2017.
Larry was born in Burley, Idaho to Darrell Larsen and Lina Lee Panting (Moore) on November 12, 1949.
Larry married the love of his life, Marilynn Pulley "Mares" on July 7, 1967 in Magna, Utah. They had 3 beautiful daughters of which he adored.
Larry worked for Kennecott Copper as a Locomotive Engineer for over 30 years. After retiring he worked for various Street Rod Shops, including Rust to Rods and The Rod Garage. He was fortunate enough to be able to work with two loves of his life, Trains and Cars. His passion for cars was obvious throughout his life. Larry was introduced to the Street Rodding Scene when he purchased and customized his 1948 Ford Coupe. It was from there that the collection continued to grow. Soon after the Coupe, Larry found and purchased his baby, his 1933 Ford Crown Victoria, A.K.A "The Vicky". Larry dreamed of owning a Corvette, and that dream came true a few short years ago. He loved to put the top down and the pedal to the metal! As his collection grew, so did the need to use neighbors and friends' garages, he will forever be grateful!
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marilynn Larsen and his three daughters; Colette "Coco" (James) McNeill, West Jordan, UT, Colleen "Beanie" (Michael) Larson, Moroni, UT, Caralynn "Cara" (Aaron) Sessions, West Jordan, UT and his "little" brother Jodell (Kim) Moore, Cornville, AZ.
Larry is also survived by nine grandchildren; Hunter, Mason, and Mallory McNeill, Calin, Corbin, and Scott Larson, Camrynn, Sydnee, and Berklee (Bird) Sessions. Great granddaughter, Willow Larson.
He was preceded in death by his Father, Mother, Brother Jack D. Larsen, Sister Peggy Ann Anderson, Grandsons Gage and Lars Larson and his beloved dog Lucas.
A viewing will be held on Friday, December 22, 2017 from 10:00-11:45am with services to begin at Noon. Valley View Memorial located at 4335 West 4100 South, WVC, UT 84120. Internment at Valley View Cemetery.
We ask that all fellow Street Rodders and friends help us honor Buddha with a precession of classic cars and corvettes. Special parking will be available.