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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Lila Jean Larsen
September 7, 1927 - February 24, 2020

Place of Birth: Cartwright, North Dakota
Residence: Culbertson, Montana
Age: 92

Lila Larsen, 92, of Culbertson, MT, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020 at the Roosevelt Medical Center in Culbertson, MT.

Lila Jean Larsen was born on September 7, 1927 to Milton and Mildred Olson on the farm in Cartwright, North Dakota. She attended grade school in Cartwright and moved to Williston with family friends for high school. She commuted via train crossing the Snowden Bridge to go home on weekends.

The next chapter of her life was as a switchboard operator in Culbertson, Montana where she met the love of her life, Gene Larsen. They were married on October 1, 1950 in Cartwright and lived on their farm NE of Culbertson their entire lives. She lost her beloved Gene July 4, 2017.

Her next full-time job was raising their family, Steve, Darla & Tim. She had many volunteer positions including Sunday School Superintendent at Ebenezer Lutheran for many years. She was an active member of the Merry Homemakers, leader with the Lucky 7 4-H Club, Cub Scout Leader, member of the Soil Conservation Auxiliary, and in her spare time, was an excellent seamstress, knitter, crocheted and baker. We will truly miss her famous Danish Puff that made an appearance at any family gathering.

Her most treasured memory was a family cruise to Alaska with all the kids and grandkids to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. Her love and devotion to her family was never ending and was now extended to great-grandchildren that found a place in her heart.

Mom & Dad spent over 30 years as snowbirds, taking up residence in Apache Junction. These were truly their golden years together as they became shuffleboard pros and made many, many new friends in their winter residence. They looked forward to going south and reuniting with their snowbird family every winter. One of Mom’s proudest accomplishments was when she learned to swim at the age of 56 while living at Countryside.

Lila is survived by son, Steve (Darcia); daughter, Darla (Dana); son, Tim; grandchildren, Shawn, Garth, Justin (Makenzie), Kevin (Amy), Michael (Raven) and Madison; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Bruce and Huey; step-grandson, Jason and his boys Trevor and Kyle; In-laws, Glen, Della, Gloria and Betty. She was preceded in death by her husband; Gene; parents, Milton and Mildred; brother, Milton, Jr.

Memorial Contribution
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roosevelt Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Attn: Jaimee Green: PO Box 419, Culbertson, MT 59218.

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Chole Crosby Butler (Sidney, MT)
Feb 27, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Lila was a very sweet lady and will be missed. May Our Lord continue to comfort you now and always. God Bless.
jane monson
Feb 27, 2020
Lila Lila Lila,
Will miss you. You fought the good fight. You impressed me and others I told about your tough tough constitution. My goodness - must have been something in that Cartwright/Culbertson water. Now for a good visit with Micky, Milton Sr, Gene, mom & dad. Mom, dad, Lila and Gene - off to town for a Saturday night …... As you were aware- and thankful for such good care from your kids..... you were blessed. A force of nature till your last days....now you can carry on making lefse with Gene.
Love you
Jane M
Loyal & Shirley Larson (Grenora, ND)
Feb 28, 2020
Steve, Darcia, and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. It's never easy to lose a family member, especially a mom and grandma. Grief never ends... But it changes. It's a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love. You have our deepest sympathy. Loyal and Shirley
julane poland
Feb 28, 2020
Steve, Darla, Tim and families. Sorry for the loss of your mom. She was such a sweet lady. My prayers are with all of you at this time and in the days ahead. God has gained another angel.
TIM DENOWH (CARTWRIGHT, ND)
Feb 29, 2020
Condolences to you in the loss of your mom. I grew up right next door to them although she was gone before I came along I did get to visit with her from time to time.
Brady & LaDonna Finnicum (Velva , ND)
Feb 29, 2020
Deepest sympathies to Lila’s family and friends. She was a lovely lady.
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