June 1, 1920 — Oct. 9, 2012
Corvallis resident Stan Larson passed away quietly Tuesday at the age of 92, after a brief illness.
Born in Queens, New York, Stan was proud to be an Oregonian and fond of letting people know that he would have been born in Oregon if his grandmother hadn’t been a midwife and lived on the East Coast.
After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps on a B-17 in Europe, he returned stateside to the family ranch in Bodega Bay, Calif. He met his future wife, Rosalyn Wilde, when his family sponsored her family’s immigration to the United States. They were married Oct. 2, 1948.
Stan was a small businessman and rancher. He was actively involved in his wife’s dancing studios, and built several motels. Stan retired in 1990, moved to Corvallis and devoted his time to Rosalyn and his family. Stan enjoyed family meals, trips to the coast and the outdoors.
Survivors include Brad Larson of Aloha; Mark and Judy Larson of Corvallis; David and Masayo Larson of Tokyo, Japan; Susan and Lloyd Stevenson of Klamath Falls; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Stan was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalyn; brother, Gordon; and daughter-in-law, Karol.
A service will take place at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens.
DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.