LARSON, Doreen Edith April 9, 1941- December 11, 2021 It is with heavy hearts, but with an abundance of memories, that we say farewell to Doreen. A celebration of Doreen's life was held on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the Sask. River Lutheran Church NE of Outlook, Sask., with Rev. Harvey Johnson officiating. Doreen was born near Glenside, Sask., where she grew up on the family farm in a sod house that still stands today. She is lovingly remembered by her husband, Merle; her family, Gregory Larson (Lorie Schell) and Lyndon (Mona) Larson; four grandchildren, Courtney (Jesse) Siemens, Justine Larson, Nikki Larson and Amber (Josie) Barber; great-grandchild, Adam Siemens; and her extended family. Farm life was never dull and Doreen loved to share her stories. At a young age she went to school with a team of horses and a cutter to Coterie Country School, and then Geneva Country School, graduating in Glenside in 1958. Once Doreen graduated she took a job with the Saskatchewan Government Telephone office as a switch board operator for many years, upon it's closing she was offered a job in the Saskatoon office before meeting Merle. Merle and Doreen were married on June 4th, 1960 in the Sask. River Lutheran Church, 61 years ago. Doreen helped Merle build their first home together by pounding nails into the framing. In this home they raised two children, Gregory and Lyndon Larson, several fur babies; dogs, cats and the occasional deer that came to visit. When she wasn't busy raising the boys and her fur babies, she would be busy helping Merle on the farm. She loved to help Merle with the combining, moving trucks, baling, feeding calves and always made sure that the thrashing crew had a hot meal at harvest time. Doreen was an amazing woman of many talents. She loved to play the piano and electric organ with her Dad and entertained Merle and friends many evenings playing her electric organ at home. For 2 years, Doreen assisted a local skating teacher, teaching little kids how to skate. She enjoyed following their boys with hockey, taking them fishing and the grand daughters with their music and sports. Doreen herself liked to play many sports and loved curling, bowling and playing pool with her friends. Legend has it, she was quite the pool shark in her day. Doreen was also an amazing painter. Her love of painting started with art classes that she took at the local Community College. Not only did she attend the college, but she played a vital role in founding the Community College that so many people have attended over the years. She used her artistic talent to provide a source of income for herself by creating beautiful wedding cakes. She sold Avon and Amway, was the curator at the Outlook Museum for 2 years, and participated in bible study group for several years. As we grieve the loss of this incredible woman, remember that grief is the price of love. Doreen, thank you for everything you've given us during your precious time on earth. Your kind eyes, spirited laugh and genuine warmth will live on in all our hearts. May you rest in peace. __________________________________________________
Published by The Outlook from Jan. 13 to Feb. 12, 2022.