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Kenneth Lowell Larson

Kenneth Lowell Larson Obituary
LARSON, Kenneth Lowell Age 59, passed away unexpectedly on November 15, 2011 at his home in West Roxbury, MA. Ken was born on May 11, 1952 in Williston, ND to Wesley and Imogene Larson. He grew up on the family farm in Northwestern (Grenora) North Dakota. Following high school, Ken attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Pathology. After college, Ken moved to Port Townsend, Washington and started his school career as a speech pathologist in the Port Townsend/Port Angeles schools. Ken later moved to Seattle, Washington where he expressed his culinary and artistic talents by establishing both a catering and upholstery business. His next and final move was to Boston, Massachusetts where he spent the last 27 years as an administrator with the Rafael Hernandez School. Ken spent his professional life as the Director of Operations/Assistant Principal for the Rafael Hernandez School where he worked side by side with his great friend, Margarita Muniz. Ken was an outstanding educator and administrator. He was instrumental in supporting Principal Margarita Muniz and together, they made the Hernandez School an outstanding two-way bilingual school. Ken will be missed by a multitude of students, parents and especially the staff of the Hernandez School. Without a doubt, his passing is a tremendous loss not only to the Hernandez School, but to the entire Boston Public Schools family. Ken's passions included traveling the world. Each summer at the end of the school year, Ken and his long time friend Margarita Muniz took time out to explore the world. These places included Europe, Central and South America, Egypt, Norway, and the Galapagos Islands. Ken loved to cook and enjoyed foods from all over the world. He leaves behind his father and step-mother: Wesley and Norma Larson of Williston, ND; 2 brothers- Fred Larson of Grenora, ND and Jeff (Liz) Larson of Buffalo Grove, IL and one sister: Karen (Steve) Gorseth of Big Lake, MN, ex-wife Karen Plattes. Nieces and Nephews: Taylor, Whitney, Kaisa, Tony, Alexis, Dean, Erin, Allison and Laura. Ken was preceded in death by his brother Terry and his mother Imogene. He will be forever missed by his dear friends Bruce Jordan, Kathy Rutherford, Rochelle Burgos, and the entire Hernandez Community. A memorial gift can be made in Ken's name to the Friends of the Hernandez, 61 School Street, Boston, MA 02119. Foronlineguestbook www.vazzafunerals.com

Published in The Boston Globe on Nov. 22, 2011
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