David Everett Larson, 75, of Sunnyside passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, surrounded by his family, who are saddened by his quick passing, but are happy that he is now with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, March 29, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Memorial services will be held Friday, March 30, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Grandview Nazarene Church.

He was born May 26, 1936 in Day, Minn. to David and Katie Brown Larson.

In 1949 his family moved to Sunnyside, where he spent most of his educational years. He graduated from Grandview High School in 1954.

His first job after high school was delivery and repair at Elliot's Hardware. He then moved to Harry's T.V. in Sunnyside and then Cliff's T.V. in Grandview. He bought Cliff's T.V. from Cliff Vining in 1969.

He married Shirley Siefken on Jan. 1, 1955. She died on Aug. 8, 1990.

He later married Marita (Harris) Shinn on Valentine's Day in 1992.

Everett retired from the T.V. business in 2001 to be with his family, to travel and to enjoy managing their home and large beautiful yard.

He enjoyed time spent with his many friends at the Grandview Nazarene Church, their LIFE group, meeting for coffee at Starbucks and Friday nights at Pizza Hut with Marita.

He was a life-long Nazarene Church statesman at the local and district level. He also enjoyed taking time out of his busy schedule to watch grandkids in various sporting events and activities.

He enjoyed good health his entire life until the last two months when he fought complications related to cancer.

He is survived by a large family who loved him very much; his wife, Marita of Sunnyside; three sons, Allen (Jan) of Grandview, Brian (Ann) of Gilbert Ariz. and Clayton (Brenda) of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one daughter, Doreen (Steve) Larson North of Beaverton, Ore.; one brother, Ernie (Carolyn) of Grandview; one sister, Norma Long of Fairbanks, Alaska; stepdaughters, Carmen (Jeff) Crosno of Spokane and Chris (Miguel) Bazaldua of Sunnyside; one stepson, Kyle (Lisa) Shinn of Granger; 13 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; and his older sister, Katherine Larson Ruhl.

Those wishing to send their condolences may send them to

Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of all arrangements.


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