Boyd Robert Larsen, 91, passed away July 24, 2017 in Mt. Pleasant. He was born on Nov. 14, 1925 in his grandma Bessey’s home in Manti, Utah to Christian Rudolph and Bertha Bessey Larsen. He was raised and grew up in Ephraim on the site by the big willow tree on the Snow College practice field.
Boyd attended the local schools in Ephraim and joined the United States Navy during his senior year of high school. He served on the U.S.S. Salt Lake City after which he attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in History.
Boyd married the love of his life, Norma Seely, on Nov. 26, 1947 and they were happily married for over for 69 years. Boyd and Norma are the parents of Randy Boyd Larsen and Lisa Larsen and the grandparents of three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Boyd spent most of his life raising turkeys. He loved the outdoors, riding horses, hunting, camping and spending time with his wife and family. Many family and friends relied on his exceptional memory and life experiences describing and reminiscing about his early life in Ephraim. He was most successful at the job he loved most: husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Family and friends attended a graveside service on July 26, 2017 at the Ephraim Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com.