Geraldine Virginia Larson, 96, of Lakeview died Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Mt. View Adult Foster Care Home.
She was born Aug. 14, 1917 in Junction City to Orin C. and Cora Brokaw.
Shortly thereafter they moved to Bellingham, Wash. where she completed her schooling and then went to beauty School.
She owned her own shop for a few years and then moved to Glacier, Wash. where she met & married Lloyd C. Larson in 1937.¬† He worked for the Forest Service and was a packer and rescuer at Mt. Baker, Wash and she worked at the lodge.
During WWII they moved to Vancouver, Wash. where he worked in the ship yards. In 1948 they purchased a sawmill in Southern Oregon which was¬†a family operated business until 1958 at which time they sold the business and moved into Grants Pass. She then did waitress work until she went to work at OTP building bomb racks during the Vietnam Era and then managed a bowling alley until she retired.
Following the death of her husband Lloyd in 1991, she lived in Grants Pass until 2004 when she moved to Lakeview to be near her family. She was a very industrious mother and grandmother-always gardening, knitting, doing stained glass art, canning and any other handiwork. She was an avid bowler and fisherwoman.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Roger and Kathy Larson of Lakeview; grandchildren and their spouses, Shelly and Ash Almasri of Sonoma, Calif., Greg and Suzy Larson of Lakeview, Jennifer and Dan Jackson of Lakeview and six great-grandchildren: Becky, Brandi, Carly, Aden, Jaila and Mona.
Services will not be held at her request. Her family will gather in June for her burial in Grants Pass.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Lakeview Home Health & Hospice 700 S. J St. Lakeview 97630.
Ousley Osterman Huffstutter Funeral Chapel had charge of the arrangements.