Individual Record 3113

Name}   Larsen, Rex A. Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 28 Feb 1916 Place} Fairview, Sanpete, Utah
Marr.1: Date} Exa 22 Sep 1937 Place} LDS Temple, Manti, Sanpete, Utah     (Link)
Marr.2: Date} Fam 30 Jul 1941 Place} LDS Temple, Logan, Cache, Utah     (Link)
Death:  Date} Exa  30 Jan 1984 Place} Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, CA
Burial:  Date} Exa  3 Feb 1984 Place} Larkin Sunset Gardens, Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 1916=Genealogy
Source 2} 1936=1920 USA cen
Source 3} 1937=1930 USA cen
Source 4} 1725=Marriage rec
Source 5} 1939=1940 USA cen
Source 6} 1940=1940 USA cen
Source 7} 1941=Newspaper
Source 8} 1942=City directory
Source 9} 1004=Index
Source 10}1735=S.S. record
Source 11}1916=Obituary
Source 12}1528=Cemetery
Source 13}1894=Cemetery
Parents: } Lawrence Henry Larsen & Mary Hortense Allred
     Household No.} 803
1st Household No.} 803 = Fairview, Sanpete, Utah
      Occupation 1} Teacher/principal
       Occupation 2} Building contractor
  Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints
Spouses:   Prime} Anderson, Elma
                              Felix, Leola
 Total Number of} 2
Notes:  Rex A. Larsen was born 28 Feb 1916 in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah.  He was the first child of Lawrence Henry Larsen and Mary Hortense Allred.  His father was a farmer.  His sister Virginia was born 21 Apr 1917, and died the same day.  She was buried in the Fairview City (Upper) Cemetery, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah.

In the 1920 U.S. census, Rex A., 3, was living with his parents in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah.  They owned their farm with a mortgage.  His father Laurence was a farmer, farming on his own account.  His sister Loy W. was born in 1921, followed later by his sister Janice A.

In the 1930 U.S. census, Rex A. was living with his family on North Side Street, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah.  They owned their house with a value of $1,000.  His father Lawrence was a farmer.  The children were Rex A., 14, and Loy W., 8, both attending school; and Janice A., 4.

According to family members, Rex attended Fairview Elementary and Junior High School, and North Sanpete High School.  He attended Utah State Agricultural College in Logan, receiving a degree in geology and a monor in education.  He received his teaching credential from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

His father Lawrence H. Larsen died 20 May 1935 in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah.  Cause of death was lobar pneumonia, with pleurisy as a contributing factor.  He had been a coal miner as well as a farmer.  He was buried in the Fairview City (Upper) Cemetery.

Rex A. Larsen, 21, married Elma Anderson, 21, on 22 Sep 1937 in the Manti L.D.S. Temple, Manti, Sanpete, Utah.  The couple lived in Provo and Logan, Utah during their short marriage.  Elma died 24 Jun 1939 in a Salt Lake City hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah.  Cause of death was septicemia following the birth of their daughter, Cheryl.  She was buried in the Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah.

In the 1940 U.S. census, Rex A. Larson, 24, was a boarder in the residence of William A. and Mary Thomas, in Goshen, Utah, Utah.  He was a school teacher in the public schools.  His daughter Cheryl was living with her maternal grandparents, Archibald and Eleanor Anderson.

Rex married Leola Felix on 30 Jul 1941 in the LDS Temple, Logan, Cache, Utah.  They spent their honeymoon in Yellowstone National Park.  Their first residence was at 30 South Fourth East street, Springville, Utah.  Rex was a teacher in the Springville area schools.  Leola was a nurse.  They sold their first residence in early 1943 for $5,000.  They spent their remaining life together in the Salt Lake City area.  The City Directories report their address from 1948 on as 3677 South 2455 East, Salt Lake City.

Rex and Leola had four children:  Larry R., John Stephen, Jerry William, and Kathryn Ann.  Their family also included Cheryl Elma from Rex's first marriage.

Rex held many jobs during his lifetime.  He was a teacher and principal in Mapleton and Springville, Utah; a department foreman, clerk and service manager for General Electric; a salesman for Schubach Jewelry Co. and Zale's; a building contractor; a salesman for Tucker Realty; an engineer for the State Division of Water for 18 years, and a building contractor.

Rex was a member of the LDS Church, serving as a high priest in the Holladay 23rd Ward, and was a member of the Quorums of the Seventy.  He was a scoutmaster, teacher, and choir member.

Rex died of a sudden cardiac arrest on 30 Jan 1984 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Utah.  He was buried 3 Feb 1984 in the Larkin Sunset Gardens, Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah.
Time of Birth} 5:10 p.m. Time of Death} Bef 6:00 a.m. Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date} Fam 11 May 1924 Place} LDS South Ward chapel, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Rex A. Larsen
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Rex A. Larsen in 1941
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} College, 4 yrs or Top 2 Degrees} Teaching credential
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition} Rheumatic fever
  Cause of Death} Cardiac arrest
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 13 Dec 2016
Date Created}  31 Aug 2016
Copyright © 2016 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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