Helen "Nana" Larson, 80, of Big Spring, died Friday, May 22, 2015, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist, officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.|
Helen was born May 29, 1934, in Hawley, Texas to Katie Arizona (Tucker) and James Clinton. She married Blaine Larson Nov. 5, 1953, in Big Spring and he preceded her in death Oct. 18, 2003.
She was a homemaker, but also worked at College Park Safeway for 17 years. Following that, she worked as a substitute teacher for Big Spring Independent School District for more than 20 years. She loved gardening, arts and crafts, baking and her grandkids and great-grandkids. She had been a lifetime resident of Big Spring and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Helen is survived by two daughters, Brenda Kae Larson and Jan Benford and husband Joe, all of Big Spring; two sons, David Larson and wife Larenda and Timothy Larson and wife Audrae, also all of Big Spring; one brother, Elmer Clinton and wife June of Big Spring; eight grandchildren, Samuel Hull and wife Crystal of Knott, Jason Hull and wife Monica of Big Spring, Jana Wanner and husband Chris of Lubbock, and Amanda Layman and husband Dustin, Ashley Roberts and husband Regi, Megan Larson, Brandon Larson and Courtny Christian, all of Big Spring; 10 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Tessie Decker, Prue Armstrong and Vivian Ethridge; and one brother, G.C. "Buddy" Clinton.
Pallbearers will be Samuel Hull, Jason Hull, Chris Wanner, Dustin Layman, Regi Roberts and Brandon Larson. Honorary pallbearers will be Russell Hull and Dennis Wilson.
The family suggests memorials to Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, 1701 E FM 700, Big Spring, TX 79720.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com
Published in Big Spring Herald on May 26, 2015