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Bambi Larson
Resident of San Jose
The family of Bambi Larson is saddened to report her untimely passing. She was born in San Jose on November 13, 1959 to Diane and Wally Larson. She is survived by her children, Renee and Steven; her brother, Scott (Christie); her boyfriend, Bob; uncles, Don (Bev) and Meryl; cousins, Steve (Pam), Kevin (Kim), Trent (Celeste), Lane, Bruce, Sharon, Larry, Jim, Todd, and Susan; and her dog, Abby.
Bambi attended San Jose unified schools including Pioneer and Leland, where she graduated in 1978. She graduated from San Jose State University in 1983 and went on to work in Silicon Valley for various hard drive and biotech companies including IBM, Domain, HMT, Affymetrix, and most recently Roche. Bambi was a beloved member of the Thousand Oaks neighborhood where she lived for over 20 years. She loved fitness, animals, baking, travel, and will always be remembered for her generous nature and positive attitude. Private services will be held.


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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Mar. 17, 2019.
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March 11, 2020
Each day as I pass your street I say a Hail Mary for You. God bless you Bambi!
David Laidlaw
Neighbor
April 30, 2019
R.I.P.
Diana Post
April 8, 2019
Our family is deeply saddened by the news of Bambi's passing. We grew up together as neighbors through childhood in South San Jose. Myself, my brother and sister with Bambi and Scott. Our memories of her were filled with the era of a carefree, genuine and safe time - in the late 60's and 70's. Such a tragic loss for someone who we remembered as such a wonderful, pleasant, smiling young girl. She will always be in our thoughts and prayers, Rest in Peace Bambi.

From Paul (the Morales Family, San Jose CA)
Paul John Morles
April 3, 2019
Rest In Peace! Rembering your precious life in prayer. God bless, David
David Laidlaw
March 29, 2019
I went to school several years with Bambi; We are on the same page of Pioneer's 1976 yearbook. I went into the military upon graduation and have been away many years. However I vividly and fondly remember Bambi because she was a focused student, yet nice to everybody; she was confident yet friendly and fun-loving. We once went on a school field trip to San Francisco, and at one point several of us including Bambi were in a gift shop looking at goofy novelties and laughing and having fun. I was usually rather introverted in school, but Bambi brought me out of my 'shell' a bit. A beautiful person.

I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs & Prayers
Carole Walls
Classmate
March 26, 2019
I met Bambi at SJSU. We met through a mutual friend, and became fast friends. We had a lot of funny, crazy times on campus and off. Unfortunately, we fell out of touch after my second year. We did reconnect briefly when she was working at IBM. I remember her as a genuinely sweet, and intelligent friend. She always seemed to have it together and had a plan. My heart hurts over her untimely death. I am honored that we did cross paths, and that my memory of her is nothing short of fondness and laughter. It's always the good ones that leave us too soon. Thoughts going out to her family and children.
Ronni Tallariti (Martinez)
March 24, 2019
My deepest sympathies to Renee, Steven, Diane, Wally, Scott, and Bob.
Bambi was one of my dearest and best friends. We met 18 years ago when we worked for Affymetrix and became close friends.
She was kind, generous with her time, humorous, intelligent, beautiful, mischievous, and fun. We lead such busy lives, separate lives yet we managed to get together once a week schedule permitting for coffee dates, shopping, walking hiking, or wine. Abby always joined us.
Our talks were fun, passionate, lively, serious, deep, and sweet. We helped and encouraged each other. She was there' for me when my son died.
I may never have another friend like her but I am fortunate to have had her for those 18 years.
Rest in peace my dear friend, I will always hold your memory in my heart.
Lydia Ramos
March 23, 2019
I did not have the pleasure of meeting Bambi but I did have the pleasure of meeting her children, Renee and Steven. Renee spoke fondly of her mother. And Renee and Steven are just as kind-hearted and loving as their mother. I'm sure Bambi was very proud of them and how wonderful they have shaped their lives as young adults. May you forever rest in peace, Bambi. Your imprint on this earth will last forever.
Robin Pendergraft
March 22, 2019
I had the honor of meeting and getting to know Bambi on our magical adventure in India.

I remember she was my partner in an emotional exercise and I looked right into Bambi's eyes and she showed me kindness and compassion. I am grateful we met.

She was a beautiful person with a laugh and spirit that I will miss. May you rest in peace lovely lady. Much Love.
Monica D
March 21, 2019
I remember the magnificence of the Taj Mahal (India) brought tears of "I can't believe I am here".
Bambi came into my life when she joined me for a trip to India. Those 16 days were full of chats, deep conversations, sharing lives, laughter, tears, shopping, wine, great food and so much love for one another.

Bambi was such a soft spoken, loving and caring person. Her eyes always twinkled with life and joy.
May you be in peace and love. You will be missed.
My prayers to her family and friends.
Anuja C
March 21, 2019
I traveled to India with Bambi in Oct 2016. She
was such a beautiful person. A star has gone out in her memory.
Sandra A.
San Jose CA
March 21, 2019
I met Bambi in 1978, where we were coworkers/friends at Carl's Jr across from Camden High School. She attended my wedding later that same year on October 21st. She was a kind, sweet and beautiful person inside and out. So very sorry about her untimely death. My wife Cindy and myself send prayers to her family and friends.RIP. Barney Hernandez
Barney Hernandez
March 21, 2019
Bambi, Was so ready for you to be my sister in law. You made Bob a Better person. We love and miss you daily. love Jane and Mark Tilton
March 20, 2019
R.I.P beautiful lady.
Gigi Taormina
March 20, 2019
I was shocked to know that we never go to lunch any more. wish you a rest in peace. You were very lovable and caring person. God bless your family. Kanwaljit Dhanoa
KANWALJIT Dhanoa
Friend
March 20, 2019
I met Bambi over 30 years ago during my first week of work at IBM. Bambi had a joy about her that was contagious. Through the years, we ran into each other often at school events, our children's activities, or walking the Los Alamitos Creek trail and we would talk, and talk and talk.

Although we met through work, we most often talked about being mothers and how we could best nurture and support our children. Bambi glowed when she mentioned Renee and Steven, and was proud of the adults they became.

Bambi was a sweet soul and a wonderful colleague, mother, and friend.

My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Erin Keeley
March 20, 2019
I had the privilege of working with Bambi at Roche. She was a wonderful colleague. I respected her greatly and enjoyed collaborating with her on projects and solving day-to-day problems.

I was shocked and deeply saddened by her untimely passing. My sincerest heartfelt condolences go out to Bambi's family, friends, and all whose lives she touched. She was a bright light and will be dearly missed.
Carrie Walworth
March 20, 2019
Bambi, I did not know you but your story broke my heart. Be at peace and may God bless and take care of your family and friends.
Colleen
March 19, 2019
My deepest condolances. sending my prayers out to Bambi's family.
Diana Valverde
March 19, 2019
Thinking of you daily, and praying for you, your family.
Blythe K.
March 19, 2019
I didn't know Bambi, but I pray for her and her family. I'm so sorry this happened and so very sorry for your (the families) loss.
Blythe K.
March 19, 2019
I feel like I knew her...may her life be an inspiration and untimely death, not in vain! No words can express or take the pain away, may you find some healing in remembering her beautiful smile. I am keeping you all in my prayers! A very sad lady in Denver fighting for justice, Nadja
Nadja Myronenko
March 19, 2019
Bambi was an amazing colleague and friend at Roche.

She will be missed dearly.
Anna Walek
March 19, 2019
Although I did not have the honor to know Bambi, my heart goes out to her family. Such a great loss of such a beautiful woman.
Susan Ostler
March 19, 2019
I know Diane and Wally Larson from the Spanish club at Southside Center. Our whole class was saddened to hear of Bambi's passing. May the family find God's peace at this time of sadness. My prayers are with you all.
March 19, 2019
My sincerest condolences to her family
Katie C
March 19, 2019
Our condolences go out to you all! We did not know Bambi personally but we've been touched by her in the way she lived and how she touched others! Many of us who didn't know her are hurting with you. We only wish there was something we could do! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this challenging and sad time!!
Chaniece
March 19, 2019
Praying for all of you who loved Bambi. May God grant you peace and bless you all and may the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Irene S.
March 19, 2019
God bless you and your family in your hour of need. Bambi you and your family are in my prayers
K. Martin
March 19, 2019
Katya Bukova
March 19, 2019
Katya Bukova
March 19, 2019
Our shock is evident in our daily thoughts. Our disbelief in our daily prayers.
We were part of the welcoming group into our Neighborhood when beautiful Bambi, Renee and Steven moved in.
They were a perfect fit for our family/ fun neighborhood!
We moved upstate some years after Bambi joined our close nit family. She and her children were an immediate part of the family.
When we made the decision to retire and move north,Bambi was a central part of our going away from our family and friends of 21 years.
Her home was a part of her life she loved sharing. We were all proud and awed at the transformation she'd completed. Especially her beautiful kitchen. Her home was like a model home.
She was as beautiful as the home she invited you into.
My daughter, Crisann has fond memories of she and Renee sending messages with flashlights from our home to theirs.
You bet Bambi was aware...the on it, know it Mom
So sorry. So sad. And yes, angry.
Prayers and love Renee and Steven
Bob and Sheila Hanes
Sheila Hanes
March 18, 2019
sheila hanes
March 18, 2019
ever mustang. always one of us. condolences.
jim smith
March 18, 2019
My heartfelt sympathies to Bambi's family and friends. Such a tragic loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Audrey Long
March 18, 2019
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Family and Friends ...
March 18, 2019
In Japan....
I will remember Bambi as a cheerful, intelligent and thoughtful individual. The world and I will miss a beautiful light.
Audrey Long
March 18, 2019
My Heartfelt condolences to Diane, Wally and Scott.

My memories of Bambi from elementary school, Junior High and our first year of high school will always be with me. I smile remembering all of our adventures! Riding my bike to your house, Bambi climbing over the fence to visit me while I was babysitting, Bambi joining my family for one of our Yosemite adventures, walnut picking, the lists goes on.

I am so sad that this wonderful, happy, beautiful person was taken so tragically.

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers,
Christine Martinez
aka Chris Hird
March 18, 2019
Working with Bambi (at Wako Life Sciences) was truly an energizing experience. She had beauty, zest for life, intelligence and warmth. I will dearly remember our daily after lunch walks where we talked kids, dogs, cats, chickens, health, fashion, electric cars, elderly parents and finding true love again. We stayed friends after she left the company and I always looked forward seeing that gracious welcoming smile. I looked up to her because she had her own house, a smoking hot career, beauty, good health and tons of real friends. I will cherish these memories forever. It's unfair she had to go so soon. I am grateful to have had her in my live and send our condolences to her children and family. Rest in peace, sweet Bambi.
Gabriella Deville
March 18, 2019
Working with Bambi (at Wako Life Sciences) was truly an energizing experience. She had beauty, zest, intelligence and warmth. I will dearly remember our daily after lunch walks where we talked kids, dogs, cats, chickens, health, fashion, electric cars, elderly parents and finding true love again. We stayed friends after she left the company and I always looked forward seeing that gracious welcoming smile. I looked up to her because she had her own house, a smoking hot career, beauty, good health and tons of real friends. I will cherish these memories forever. It's unfair she had to go so soon. I am grateful to have had her in my live and send our condolences to her children and family. Rest in peace, sweet Bambi.
March 18, 2019
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Gabriella Deville
March 18, 2019
I was so saddened to hear of Bambi's unexpected passing. Bambi and I became friends our junior year in high school when we were both new transplants to Leland High School. She was the kindest, sweetest, friendliest person you could ever meet. My deepest heartfelt prayers and thoughts go out to her children and her entire family. May you rest in peace Bambi.
Susan (Hepp) Rapp
March 17, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss, I'm praying for you all. I went to elementary school with Bambi and still remember her! A beautiful soul... ❣❣❣
Christine Freedman
March 17, 2019
Bambi,
I will always remember you by your wonderful smile my friend. Prayers go out to your family and friends.
May you RIP
Your friend, Karen
Karen Countryman
March 17, 2019
Bambi's work family is also deeply saddened by the loss of our co-worker and friend. In addition to her warmth and grace, she was a key contributor to the Quality Assurance and Quality Operations Teams and we miss her very much. We are grateful and blessed to have had her in our lives and send our condolences to her family and the Thousand Oaks community.
Catherine Williams
March 17, 2019
It is hard to come to terms that Bambi is no longer with us. She was such a breath of fresh air - always positive and smiling. We will miss her greatly. Our sincere, heartfelt condolences to Bambis family.
Christina and John Burns
Friend
March 17, 2019
I am shocked and sadden by Bambi's untimely passing. I worked with Bambi for many years in Affymetrix. May she rest in peace.
Xue Mei Zhou
March 17, 2019
Heartfelt condolences
Nitin Miranda
Neighbor
March 17, 2019
I worked with Bambi at Wako Life Sciences from 2013 to 2015. I remember the first time I met her. She made me feel so welcome and comfortable right away. She was an amazing talented woman and she will truly be missed. My deepest condolences to her family during this time.
Shinji Satomura, Osaka, Japan
March 16, 2019
I worked with Bambi at IBM in the 80's. She was respected by her peers and loved by her friends. May you rest in peace and find eternal happiness and joy in God's presence.
Frederick Zustak
Coworker
March 16, 2019
I am deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss of Bambi. She and I were friends in college where we both were chemistry majors and we celebrated our graduation together. We later reconnected when our children were attending Archbishop Mitty High School. We worked together for several years on the silent auction and other school events.

Bambi was smart, witty, warm and caring. She brought joy and laughter to all of our endeavors. I offer my deepest condolences to her family and want to express my admiration for what a wonderful person she was.
Pam (Peters) Benham
March 15, 2019
My sincere condolences for the loss of Bambi. It breaks my heart that she had to suffer this horrendous death. My prayers to her family and Abby.
Mary Chatman
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