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Melburn Joseph Larsen

Melburn Joseph Larsen

Nov 20, 1928 - Jun 16, 2024
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Melburn Larsen, 95, of Pavillion, Wyoming passed away at his home on Sunday, June 16, 2024. A memorial service will be held  10:00 am, Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at Mountain View Cemetery with Military Honors.


Melburn Joseph Larsen was born November 20, 1928 in Montana to Einer Marius and Esther Sophia (Sorenson) Larsen. He grew up with his two sisters and one brother. He graduated from Culbertson High School Montana in 1947.


He was of the Christian faith.


Melburn enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 19, 1951 in Butte, Montana. He served as a Tank Leader. He was honorably discharged on April 18, 1953 at Fort Hood, Texas.


On May 14, 1955 he married Ila Marie Richardson in Casper, Wyoming. They had two daughters. The couple were married for over 43 years before Ila passed on April 7, 1999.


Melburn worked with Western Seismograph for many years. He traveled all over the United States and held many positions throughout the years. His main position was in the Gas Hills with the Lucky Mc Uranium Mine.


He belonged to the American Legion of Pavillion and the Riverton Eagle’s Club.


Melburn loved to read, do crossword puzzles, trivia, and telling jokes. He loved to socialize and visit at lunch. He was a very generous person who would give anyone the shirt off his back if they needed it. He was a very sharp man who could fix and solve any problem.


He is survived by his daughters, Peggy Long and husband, Michael of Pavillion, Wyoming and Kathleen Pierce and husband, Donald of Alaska; sister, Lily Ann Schoessler and husband, Ray, of Alaska; eight grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Einer and Esther Larsen; wife, Ila Marie Larsen; brother, Palmer Larsen; and sister, Nina Grindy.


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Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Crematory, and Monuments.