world lost a great man March 4, 2012 when Craig Lee Larsen,
age 47, passed away at home in the arms of his wife and
children. He fought Adrenal Cancer with courage, dignity
and his trademark sense of humor. Craig was born into a
loving family on June 16, 1964 in Ogden Utah, the third
of four children born to Norman Lee and June Squire Larsen.
His childhood was filled with trips to G’Ma’s
house, playing with cousins, camping, hunting, motorcycles,
and basketball. He graduated from Woods Cross High School,
served in the Ohio Cleveland Mission, and taught at the
MTC, where he met his love, Dianne L. Prince. They were
married for time and all eternity in the Los Angeles Temple
on December 17, 1988, and are the parents of Shelby, Thomas,
and Connor. With a degree in Statistics from BYU, he worked
as VP of Corporate Quality for Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
and loved the people with whom he worked. He was successful
because he cared about people and always saw the big picture.
He was a humble leader at work, church, home, in the community,
and as a coach. He loved those whom he served. He loved
children and enjoyed hearing their voices while playing
Craig won Dianne’s heart with his quick wit, his
work ethic, his sparkling smile, his testimony of and love
for his Savior Jesus Christ, his passion for outdoor activities
and sports, and his love for family. He was passionate about
providing for his family and saw that they always had what
they needed. He followed the Prophet. He served the Lord
faithfully in every capacity he was called, from leadership
to teaching primary. He loved people, Utah, motorcycles
and four-wheelers, camping, hunting, Trek, Kauai, basketball,
Christmas, BYU, & nice things.
Craig is survived by his parents, wife, three children,
and siblings (Linda Holgreen Larsen, Karen & Todd Nilsen,
Reid & Amy Larsen), in-laws Dale & Marie Prince,
Michael Prince, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 8, 2012 at
11:00 a.m. in the Highland East LDS Stake Center Chapel,
11000 North Wasatch Drive, Highland, Utah. Family and friends
may call Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the
Highland East LDS Stake Center and prior to services from
9:30 to 10:30 am. Interment, Highland City Cemetery.