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Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Chapel

407 Jerry Street, Castle Rock, CO

OBITUARY

Dolores Mae Larson

July 16, 1930May 8, 2020

Dolores Mae Larson July 16, 1930 to May 8, 2020

On Friday May 8, 2020 Dolores Mae Larson, Loving Mother and Grandmother, Passed away at 89.

Dolores was born July 16, 1930 in Joliet, IL to Bernard and Florence (Scislowski) Sealy. Dolores graduated from Joliet Township High School. She married Jerald G. Larson on September 15, 1951. They were married for 49 years. They had two sons David and Brian.

Dolores worked at Senior Services Center of Will County from 1970 to 1989 as an Executive Director of Social Activities. She enjoyed her job and took great pride in it. She loved setting up events where people would make memories with their community and friends.

Her greatest joy was being a loving wife to Jerry and a mother to David and Brian. She also adored her only grandchild Sarah.

Dolores was an avid reader, loved to watch golf and was a diehard Cubs fan.

When David and Brian were young, she would attend all their sport activities and in the summer would take them every day to their favorite swimming hole. Family gatherings were her favorite way to spend her weekends and taking lots of pictures of all the memories her family created.

After Jerry passed away, Dolores moved to Colorado in 2005. She cherished the times with her granddaughter Sarah where they made many memories together. Some of Sarah’s fondest times were the simple days of going to the senior center with her nana and playing bingo and Mexican train and topping off the afternoon with a Chicago Style hot dog and ice cream. Dolores truly loved life, family and friends. You may be gone from this world but you will always be in our Hearts.

Dolores was preceded in death by her father Bernard and mother Florence, and husband Jerald “Jerry” Larson. She is survived by her two children David (Jill) Larson, Brian Larson (Girlfriend Madeleine Hall), granddaughter Sarah Larson Sanders, daughter of Brian.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Memories

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Gail Adams

May 11, 2020

I have many fond memories of working with Dolores on the Activities Committee at the Senior Center. She was an outstanding organizer of this group and she devoted endless hours volunteering at the Center. She was a special person who was bright and fun loving with a wonderful , dry sense of humor. She. accepted her aging with grace and dignity and we enjoyed many outings after she moved to Bonaventure. I know she will love being reunited with her best friend, Frankie Valdez, as well as her husband and parents. I am so pleased to have had Dolores in my life.
Gail

Sarah Sanders

May 10, 2020

To my grandma Larson, to the woman that cherished, loved and supported me in everything I did. To the woman that moved hundreds of miles to be close to me, to the woman that taught me to be a lady and a tough one at that. The woman that made me laugh so hard I would cry.
Looking back at all the memories i have of you, it's hard to only pick one. Every memory I have of you I hold close to my heart forever and always. I miss the days you would let me help you iron your handkerchiefs or when you would let me sneak a spray of your perfume. You would take me to the senior center and play Bingo or Mexican Train and it didn't matter how bored or anxious I got, you never got impatient with me. Then after, we would go get a Chicago style hot dog and top it off with some ice cream and cookies.
There was never a dull moment with you. Everything you did was with passion and love. You loved to laugh and have a good time. You saw the good in everything but wasn't afraid to speak your mind. You taught me so much in life and I am the person I am today because of you. Everyday from this day forward I want to try to be more like you. I looked up to you nana and i still do. You may be gone from this world but you will always be in my heart. You have kept me strong and I strive to make you proud. I love you nana Larson. Until we meet again.

Julie Leslie/Hummel

May 10, 2020

Dolores was the most thoughtful,caring,generous lovely lady I know. My love for my mom will last my life time. I will miss laughing and crying with you. She was always right there to help me cheer me up when I needed it. We truly were soul mates as well. She truly loved life and her family!! Our tears never stopped for each other the day I moved to Florida! She loved me like a real daughter and I loved her like my mom!! I hope she is eating m&ms right now with her angel friends!!! Love and laugh up there like you always did here mom!!! From your loving daughter, Julie!! XXOXXO

Cheryl Owens

May 9, 2020

Dolores was first my neighbor 2005, in Castle Rock, CO, and then my friend and then my surrogate Mom after my Mother took ill and then passed away. We always shared things, enjoyed laughing and crying together! Dolores loved to go to our local pizza place, Granelli’s Pizzera, to have the Best Chicago dog outside of Chicago! We then would go to Dairy Queen to get an ice cream! She kept that girlish figure always! 🤗
I loved her and she will be missed!
Blessings love Cheryl 🙏😘

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