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