Delores Elaine Mathison Larsen
Delores Elaine Mathison Larsen 82, of Tucson and Prescott, Ariz., passed away Dec. 6, 2008. Surrounded by her children, Judy Larsen Edwards and Jay Larsen, she peacefully crossed over to the “Rainbow Bridge” and was lovingly greeted with wagging tails, loud barks and lots of wet kisses from all the wonderful pets that were such a part of her life.
She was preceded in death by our father, Robert Larsen (1985), and her parents, Edna and Henry Mathison of Minneapolis, Minn.
Del, as she was known to family and friends, lived life to the fullest, working in the hospitality industry in Winter Park, Breckenridge and Grand Lake, Colorado.
Following her daughter, she began the great “North to Alaska” adventure that lasted 20 years, where she was general manager of the Voyager Hotel. She loved the adventure and opportunities that Alaska afforded and the many friends she made while in Alaska.
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She was an avid skier, golfer and loved a good game of cribbage! Del was driven and focused, never losing sight of the important things, her family and her critters. She loved traveling and shopping with her daughter, she was my first friend and my best friend, and the love of “mom’s baby boy,” Jay. She was always proud of her children’s’ accomplishments and supportive in troubling times.
She leaves behind her long-time, loving companion, Chuck Ward, her other “son,” Hans Campagnari, her sister Arlene Mann of Minneapolis, and her nieces and nephews. Del certainly left the world a better place, touched the lives of many and leaves behind a legacy of love that will live on forever in the hearts and minds of those who loved her.
We love you, mom ” Judy ,Jay, Hans, Chuck and the five dogs. God speed, Mom.
Please send donations to the Humane Society. Arrangements by East Lawn Palms Mortuary, Tucson, Ariz.
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