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Ermon Brian Larsen

December 18, 1930 — April 3, 2023

Ermon Brian Larsen was born by candlelight on December 18, 1930, in Bicknell, UT, to Martha Jenson and W. Rex Brian. She was the eldest daughter in a farming family, which meant she knew how to cook, clean, iron, sew, weed, feed chickens, drive a team of horses, and diaper a baby, all before she was twelve years old. Her childhood home was where she learned to “run a tight ship.” Ermon loved the country life and often reminisced about riding her horse “Old Mack,” boys dipping her braided pigtails in ink, and homemade root beer bottles exploding in the storeroom. Life in rural Loa, UT, was vastly different than the city. When her family moved to Salt Lake City, Ermon felt like her life was over until she began making friends. These friends were a treasure to her all her life, meeting regularly every year until 2022.
Upon graduating from South High in 1948, Ermon began working as a secretary. At this time, she met Randy K. Larsen at a dance. Soon after, they started going steady and married in the Salt Lake Temple on September 20, 1950. Ermon longed to be a mother and was gifted four children: Leslee, Lori, Todd, and Lisa. She was a wonderful mother and a second mother to many nieces, nephews, and friends. The skills she learned as a child on the farm served her well in adulthood. She was a master hostess and made her home welcome to all. Making and keeping friends was her gift.
Ermon was an active member of Alpha Lambda Sorority. For ten-years, she helped raise money for St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital and was involved in many other good causes.
Fiercely competitive and strategic, Ermon won multiple golf championships at Fore Lakes Club and bowled in the Cottonwood Bowling League. As dementia stripped her of her inhibition, these were her favorite things to humble-brag about. When Randy passed, Ermon’s dementia began rapidly progressing. She was blessed to be a resident of Spring Gardens in Holladay, UT. She was known for her spunk, dance moves, and colorful one-liners. We extend our deepest gratitude to the staff, church leadership, Lori, and Todd for graciously caring for and serving her.
In her time with Randy, they loved to travel the world. Golfing was a shared passion. She always had a camera ready to record events and a purse with an extra pair of everything just in case. Her claim to fame was meeting Frank Sinatra, on several occasions, on trips to Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe. She was his biggest fan and loved dancing to, “Frankie Boy.”
The Bear Lake cabin Randy and Ermon built together was a place of joy and happiness. It provided their children with a magical childhood. As a family, they were privileged to spend every weekend of every summer at the Lake, along with many invited guests. Watersports and golf were always on the agenda, and thanks to Ermon, eating lots of great food. Her summer schedule each week included, planning, shopping, packing up, unpacking, cooking, and cooking some more, then cleaning up and heading home with piles of laundry, repeat.
Ermon lived a full life filled with love, family, and friends. She enjoyed the company of others and did not like being alone. Ermon passed away April 3, 2023, with family by her side and Randy waiting for her in the heavens calling, in the words of Frank Sinatra,
“Once I get you up there
Where the air is rarefied
We’ll just glide
Starry-eyed
Once I get you up there
I’ll be holding you so very near
You might even hear
A gang of angels cheer just because we’re together.”
Ermon is survived by her children: Leslee Larsen, Lori (Rich) Bailey, Todd (Brenda) Larsen, Lisa (Jourdan) Nicholls; grandchildren Rich Bailey Jr, Ryan Bailey, Elizabeth Rice, Anna Patten, Jake Larsen, Kyle Larsen, Zack Larsen, Alex Lee, Jourdan Nicholls Jr and Rachel Lee. 17 great grandchildren, soon to be 18; brothers: Verle Brian and Jenson Brian and sister ; Jo Taylor. She is proceeded in death by her husband Randy K. Larsen; parents Rex and Martha Brian; sisters Montez Brown, Shirly Langlois, and Dolores Billingsley.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 21, 2023, at 10:00 am, with a viewing prior to at 9:00 am. The services and internment will be at Memorial Mountain View Mortuary and Cemetery, located at 3115 E. 7800 South, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Primary Children’s Hospital.
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Viewing April 21, 2023 at 9:00 AM
3115 East 7800 South Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121





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April 21, 2023 at 10:00 AM
3115 East 7800 South Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121
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