Melvin C. Larsen

January 01, 1970 - July 27, 2014

Melvin C. Larsen

January 01, 1970 - July 27, 2014


July 27, 2014

Melvin C. Larsen, age 90, passed away July 27, 2014. Melvin was born in Ferndale, WA to Elen and Peter M. Larsen in 1924. He graduated from Ferndale High School. Melvin joined the Army in 1949 and served in Korea. Melvin married the love of his life, Elsie Quinn on October 10, 1963 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Melvin was a devoted husband to Elsie. Melvin and Elsie were two peas in a pod and spent a lot of time traveling and adventuring together. They also raised toy poodles that they loved like children. Melvin had a great sense of humor and he knew how to make you smile.

Melvin worked in the fishing industry in Alaska for many years. He was later employed by the city of Bellingham where he worked until retirement.

Melvin was a member of the local Elks Club in Bellingham.

Melvin is survived by his sister Nettie Lawson of Blaine, WA and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elen and Peter M. Larsen, his wife Elsie, his sister Hazel Johnson, and his brothers Martin and Paul Larsen.

The family sends a special Thank You to the caregivers at Circle of Life Cooperative.

Farewell Tribute Information

A Graveside Service will be held at Bayview Cemetery in Bellingham at 11:00AM on August 19, 2014. A Memorial Service and recepetion will follow at 12:00PM at Moles Farewell Tributes, 2465 Lakeway Dr.,Bellingham. Donations Information

Memorials may be made to Whatcom Hospice, 2800 Douglas Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225

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5 responses to Melvin C. Larsen

  1. My sincere condolences to Melvin’s family and friends. May you find comfort and hope in the promise recorded for us in Revelation 21:4 where it says “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  2. My sincere condolences to Melvin’s family. Mel & Elsie were our long-standing neighbors and wonderful people. Mel always kept a watchful eye on the neighborhood and I will really miss our chats in the yard.

  3. Pat Taylor says:

    Melvin’s positive, optimistic attitude was so inspiring. I’ll especially miss his ever famous rhubarb sauce he always shared with me! I know, he will missed by many!

  4. Ona says:

    I miss looking out my kitchen window about 2 AM and not seeing Mel’s light on as he’s letting his dog out . I miss talking to Elsie over the fence. I miss the big zucchini they used to grow. I miss being able to climb the steps to take him a few cookies. I miss just about the best neighbors a person could ask for. Deepest sympathy to the family.

  5. Lori says:

    ” Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while , leave footprints on our hearts , and we are never , ever the same . ” – Flavia Weedn

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