Loran Scott Larsen
August 14, 1947 – May 3, 2019
Loran Scott Larsen, passed away unexpectedly on May 3rd, 2019, at Cedars Sinai hospital at the age of 71. Named after a favorite uncle, he was known as “Scott” to his family and friends. Scott’s parents, Wayne Prouse Larsen and Margaret Bailey Larsen, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of almost 40 years Ana Cervantes Larsen, daughter Esmeralda (Emy) Larsen, brothers Garold Larsen and Don Larsen, sisters Mary Larsen Freeze, and Susan Larsen Cichy, and many loved nieces and nephews. Scott was born in Logan, Utah in 1947. He and his family moved to Arcadia, California in 1951. Scott graduated from Rosemead High School in 1965 and attended Citrus Junior College in Azusa. He enjoyed playing basketball, baseball and fast-pitch softball. He played Little League baseball in Arcadia, basketball and fast-pitch softball in church tournaments and also played fast-pitch softball in the Arcadia and Monrovia senior men’s leagues with his brother Garold. After high school, Scott went on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Arizona and lived with the people of the Navajo and Hopi Nations. In his later years he would joyously recount countless tales of his time there and shared what he learned about their culture and even their native language. Scott worked in the aerospace industry and at Unitek Corporation as a quality control supervisor for more than 40 years. That is where his attention to detail served him well. During his lifetime, Scott was passionate about many things, race car driving, golf, animals, pro wrestling, tinkering with his tools, watching movies and above all else indulging his sweet tooth. He loved and adored his wife and daughter and spent as much time with them as he could. Within the past 8 years, Scott had the opportunity to become quite the traveler. He visited the east coast and spent time there with his sister Mary, where he visited the White House, Amish country, and much more. Two years ago, he spent a week crossing the country with his daughter from Virginia to Oregon. He had a spectacular time getting to see more of the country, enjoying deep dish pizza in Chicago, visiting the Crazy Horse Memorial in North Dakota, seeing his brother in Montana, where he visited probably the best candy store in the world in Red Lodge. Last year, with his wife and daughter, he went on a trip of a lifetime to Alaska to celebrate his 70th birthday. It is easy to say that Alaska was one of his favorite places. Scott was the epitome of kindness and gentleness. He never had harsh words, always helped anyone in need, and continuously had a smile on his face and a story on his lips. He was truly loved by his wife, daughter, family and friends. The world will not be the same without him in it.
- Ana Larsen, Wife
- Visitation Friday, May 10, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, May 13, 2019
- Final Resting Place Monday, May 13, 2019