Barbara E Larson, 84, of Spokane Valley, Washington passed away surrounded by her children on December 6th, 2023. She was born on August 18, 1939, in Spokane, Washington, and graduated from West Valley High School in 1957.
In high school she was involved in cheerleading, sports, and any school dance she could attend.
Barb was a beautiful soul and always made a point to make everyone’s day a better one. She enjoyed family gatherings, especially Christmas. She also enjoyed gardening, flowers, road trips with her family, and late nights playing cards proving she was the master card shark. Barb lived for her family and always offered her support and her sharp minded advice no matter the topic.” Write it down, list your pros and cons” she would say, then you will have a better understanding”. Barb accepted everyone in her home with her million-dollar smile and a warm comforting hug. She had a special way of always making everyone feel like family. Christmas was always her favorite time of the year and always made it magical with love and great food. Her loving heart kept her young and always up for dancing, celebrating her families’ accomplishments, and sending you off with a special song like “Good Night Sweetheart”. Barb lived in her home for over 50 years and cherished all her friends and neighbors.
May you always remember to smile, show kindness and dance like no one is watching, just as Barb did in her amazing life.
Barb is survived by her 4 children, Ladawn Beattie (Victor), Maureen Busby (Ken), Scott Larson (Pam), Tracy Olsen (Greg) and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and all her adopted kids. She is proceeded in death by her parents Wes Schofield and Emma Gilbert Schofield, husband Bill (Buzz) Larson and her grandson Cole Larson.
The family would like to thank friends and family for all the love and support in this difficult time. The family would like to also thank the care staff at Guardian Angels in Liberty Lake, Washington for their love and kindness to Barb and for loving her like she was their own, and Hospice for their support. Flowers can be sent to Thornhill Valley Chapel or in Lieu of flowers donate to the Union Gospel of Spokane, Meals on Wheels or the Alzheimer’s foundation.
There will be a viewing on December 27th from 1p.m to 5p.m at Thornhill Valley Chapel.
A Celebration of Life-Memorial Service is scheduled at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on December 28th, 2023, at Thornhill Valley Chapel in Spokane Valley, followed with a graveside service at 2p.m at Spokane Memorial Gardens Cemetery.