Georgetta Mary Magdelena (Clasen) Larson (September 8, 1916 - August 7, 2012)

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Georgetta Larson, age 95, died in Port Angeles on August 7, 2012.

Mrs. Larson was born on her parents' farm in Aberdeen, Bingham, Idaho, the third child of German immigrant parents Jurgen Classen (George Clasen) and Martha (Roose) Clasen.

The family later moved to American Falls, Idaho, in 1920 where they had a wheat farm. The family moved to Sequim in August 1924, where they continued farming. With several moves later, they bought their own acreage in Sequim.

Mrs. Larson graduated from Sequim High School in 1935 with a class of 54 students. She was the first girl in the Future Farmers of America in the state of Washington and won a trip to Chicago, Illinois, to represent the state of Washington.

Mrs. Larson attended a Seattle business school and got hired as a clerk/bookkeeper from 1937 to 1938 at the Sequim Trading Company.

There, she met her future husband, Anders "Sig" Larson, who was a local General Contractor adding a new service station to the Sequim Trading Company.

They eloped and married on February 22, 1938, in Seattle, Washington. This union produced two sons, Sigfried Clasen Larson and Frederick George Larson.

Her employment included six years being the first parish secretary at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and 29 years as a medical secretary for several local doctors in Port Angeles.

Fraternal organizations she belonged to included: Elks Naval Lodge, Ladies Auxiliary No. 353 (life member); Order of the Eagles Aerie, Ladies Auxiliary No. 483 (life member); Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ladies Auxiliary No. 1024 (oldest past department president of the state of Washington, 1952-1953; oldest auxiliary member in the state of Washington), and Navy Mothers.

Organizations she belonged to included the Port Angeles Garden Club and Northwest Fuchsia Club.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother (Hermann) in 1915, an infant brother (George) in 1920, her father (Jurgen) in 1965, her husband (Anders "Sig") in 1969, her mother (Martha) in 1996 and a brother (Harold) in 2006.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Survivors include two sons, Sigfried from Tacoma and Frederick of Port Angeles; and grandchildren Thomas Larson, Jeffrey Larson and Heidi Jensen, all of California.

Memorial service at 10 a.m. on August 16 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 East Lopez Avenue, Port Angeles. Pastor Richard "Dick" Grinstad will officiate with members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1024 participating.

Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at Mount Angeles Memorial Park, U.S. Highway 101 and Monroe Road, Port Angeles.

Drennan & Ford Funeral Home, Port Angeles, is in charge of arrangements.

The online guest book for the family can be found at www.drennanford.com.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church's scholarship fund.
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Drennan & Ford Funeral Home and Crematory - Port Angeles
260 MONROE RD
PORT ANGELES, WA 98362
(360) 457-1210
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Aug. 12, 2012
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