Valerie Lynn Oyen Larsen(1960 - 2014)

Valerie Lynn Oyen Larsen

Valerie Lynn Oyen Larsen, age 53 of Nashville, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at her home.

She was born in Williston, ND to Walter Herbert Oyen and Norman Jean Kittelson Oyen.

Ms. Larsen was a professional musician. She was an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Austin Peay State University, Belmont University, Trevecca Nazarene University, and numerous others. Valerie was also the Director of the Clarksville Community Chorus for ten years. She studied vocal performance at Franz Schubert Institute in Austria, and was the Music Director at Trinity Presbyterian Church, in Nashville, for ten years.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, April 27th at 3 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the hour of service at the church.

In addition to her parents, Valerie is survived by her son, Brennan Larsen of Nashville; daughter, Briana Larsen of Adams, TN; and two brothers, Lance (Karen) Oyen and Mitchell (Michelle) Oyen, both of Rochester, MN.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dr. Craig W. Oyen Memorial Research Award. This is a scholarship in honor of her brother, who passed ten years ago. Checks may be made payable to the Shippensburg University Foundation/Oyen Award, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257.

Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at


Funeral Home

Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 645-6488

Published in The Leaf Chronicle on Apr. 25, 2014