Carma Larsen

Carma Joy Robison Larsen, 80, of American Falls, died on Sunday, July 12, 2015 in Pocatello, ID. She was born on Nov. 7, 1934 in Fillmore, UT, to Pauline Swallow Robison and Alfred Milton Robison. She graduated from Millard High School in Fillmore, then, continued her education at Steven Henager’s in Salt Lake City. Upon graduation, she worked for the telephone company.

Friends set her up for a first date with the love of her life, John Suhrke Larsen. They were married on April 12, 1957 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. To this union were born five girls—Terri Lyn, Pamela, JoDean, Jill and Jondrae.

Carma was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many church callings.

Lifetime friendships were created. Friends would call and often visit for hours. She would often go uptown with friends, get a couple of sodas, and spend time visiting in the car.

Carma collected dolls and depression era glass.

She enjoyed traveling, especially to the ocean. She would get up early to walk along the beach in the morning hours.

Carma was a two-time survivor of breast cancer.

She was a bookkeeper for Larsen’s Paint & Glass. When her passion for Plastercraft painting outgrew the basement, the Idea Shoppe was created.

When her mother was not able to live alone without ending up in the hospital, she opened her home up for extended visits.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, John Suhrke Larsen; daughters, Terri (Jay) Gardner, Jerome, ID; Pamela (Michael) Butterfield, West Jordan, UT; JoDean (Mark) Peck, Pocatello, ID; Jondrae (David) Reeve, Magna, UT; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and brother, Carold Alfred Robison, Fillmore, UT. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter Jill Larsen.

Funeral services, under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary, were held at 11a.m., Monday July 20, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints American Falls Stake Center, 111 Church Place, American Falls, ID. A viewing preceded the funeral from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Interment was in Fillmore, UT, at the Fillmore Cemetery on Tuesday, July 21, at 10 a.m.

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