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Shirley Mae Greaves Larsen

May 14, 1934 — April 16, 2023

Whitney, Idaho

Shirley Mae Greaves Larsen

 

Shirley Mae Greaves Larsen, 88, precious wife, mother, grandmother, and friend passed away April 16, 2023 peacefully in her hometown of Preston, Idaho.  She was born May 14, 1934 and was the sixth child of Oliver Eames and Caroline Petersen Greaves.  She was a daddy’s girl and enjoyed being outside as her father’s shadow.  She loved the newborn lambs that each spring brought to the family farm.  From her mother, she learned how to be a compassionate teacher.

Shirley met Alton Ellerman Larsen while they were both attending Utah State Agricultural College.  They were married May 27, 1954 in the Logan Temple.  They were happily married for 62 years.  They worked together on their farm in Whitney, Idaho where they raised 5 children.

Shirley loved people and collected friends her entire life.  Many were blessed by her loving attention and encouragement.  Children and adults were encircled by her love as she served in Primary and Relief Society.  She loved the scriptures and enjoyed Institute classes and teaching Gospel Doctrine.  Two of her greatest joys were serving at the Beehive Clothing Center and the Logan Temple.  The people she served with remained lifelong friends.

At the closing of her life, she kept collecting new friends. Hospice and Heritage staff became very dear to her as they loved her and she loved them in return. 

Her greatest joy was family.  She delighted in their experiences and personalities.  She is deeply loved by her children, Leslie (Brad), Rex (Maureen), Douglas (Ange), and Spencer (Julie) as well as her 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton, and son, Richard.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 11:00am in the Cub River Ward Chapel, 5307 E. Cub River Road, Preston, Idaho.  A viewing will be held prior to the funeral from 9:00-10:45am at the church.  Interment will be in the Whitney Idaho Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com

The services will be streamed live and may be watched Saturday at 11 am (MST) by clicking on the following zoom link:

https://zoom.us/j/99765729247?pwd=ZXVrTTBIWnluS0l1di9Rd1JWN2JDQT09

Additionally, the following youtube link may be used after the service to view the funeral services.

https://youtu.be/rRb2mPGsG0s

 

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