Marjory Dawn Dustin Larsen was born July 21, 1931, to Annie Scott Dustin and Kenneth Dustin in Annis, Idaho. She passed away September 25, 2022, in Bountiful, UT.
Family was everything to Dawn. Having grown up with her mother and one older sister, she longed for the joy of a large extended family of her own. She met her eternal companion, Lee, at BYU and on August 29, 1952, they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple. Together they raised two daughters and three sons and each succeeding generation has added to that large extended family she so longed for as a child.
Dawn was a refined woman with many talents. She once wrote that she valued beauty in nature, poetry, a lovely piece of fabric, and the magic of words. Her delicious Sunday and holiday dinners were a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Her well-loved gardens were brimming with beautiful flowers and greenery which she often transformed into lovely floral arrangements for every occasion. She was a very accomplished seamstress and took great satisfaction in creating family heirlooms. Especially treasured are the wedding, baptism, and many blessing dresses sewn by her talented hands.
Dawn enjoyed being employed as a school secretary for many years. She had a knack for remembering the names of past and present students and their family members when she worked at both Meadowbrook and Muir Elementary Schools. The only thing that could entice her to retire was the opportunity to serve a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Manchester, New Hampshire Mission with her beloved companion, Lee.
Dawn is survived by her sister, Carma Lufkin; children: Marae (Garth) Persson, Janae (Dennis) Sorensen, (Denise) Larsen, Bryan (Debbie) Larsen, Dwight (Paula) Larsen, as well as many cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is now joyfully reunited with her husband, Lee, her son, Nolan, and son-in-law, Bob Nelson.
Dawn would always end her correspondence to family members with this verse from Philippians 1:3, “I thank God upon my every remembrance of you.” Oh, how we feel the same towards her!
To forget is vain endeavor; Love’s remembrance lasts forever.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Bountiful East Stake Center on 650 E 2150 S, Bountiful, UT with a viewing prior to services from 9:30 – 10:30 am. Interment, Bountiful City Cemetery.
Services will bw live-streamed by scrolling to the bottom of Dawn's obituary page.