LaTina Gay Larsen
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November 9, 1956 - April 22, 2013
Tina Gay Larsen, 56, of Nampa, passed away Monday, April 22, at home with family and friends present. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, April 26 at Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Caldwell.
Tina was born on November 9, 1956 in Nampa to Everette and Venet Larsen and grew up in the Opaline area south of Marsing. Tina attended school in Marsing and participated in many school activities, graduating from Marsing High School in 1975. Upon graduation, she attended Boise State University and attained a bachelor's degree in Radiology, specializing in ultra-sound technology. She was a very capable technician and loved her job. She finished her career working for Kaiser Hospital in Portland, OR touching many lives.
Tina married Jeff Percifield in 1978 and they lived and worked in the Nampa-Caldwell area for several years. Tina accepted a position in Eugene, OR where the lived and worked until moving back to the Treasure Valley. They later divorced and Tina moved to Portland, OR, continuing with her outstanding career.
Tina met Fred Butzon from Lisbon, ND at Kaiser Hospital in Portland and they were later married. During their marriage, Tina and Fred shared many memories while traveling the world, living in Nantes, France for two years and spending vacations in Cancun, Mexico. Tina was an avid sports fan, enjoyed having fun, and loved visiting with friends and family, often into the wee hours.
Tina was preceded in death by her parents, Everette and Venet; and is survived by two sisters, Teri (Larry) Draper of Nampa, Lori (Jim) Pruss of Oak Harbor, WA; two brothers Dan (Melanie) Larsen of Port Orchard, WA, and Alan Larsen of Caldwell. She also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews who will miss her dearly.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Harrison Hope Hospice of Meridian or to any
. Condolences can be made at www.flahifffuneralchapel.com
Flahiff Funeral Chapels - Caldwell Chapel
624 Cleveland Boulevard Caldwell, ID 83606
Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Apr. 25, 2013