Obituary for Blake Larsen (1981-2021) – Ogden, UT
Blake Harold Larsen died of liver failure on May 19, 2021 at home with his mother by his side. Blake was born on November 29, 1981, on the 60th birthday of his grandfather Rhead. Together they enjoyed twelve years of fun and unforgettable birthdays. Blake was born in Ogden, Utah, to Donald H. Larsen and Connie Rhead Larsen. He attended Roosevelt Elementary, TH Bell Jr. High, and graduated from Bonneville High School in 2000. Blake was a hard worker and enjoyed learning new things in his jobs. Two of his favorite jobs were with Timken and JBT. Blake was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Blake was very talented mechanically and could fix and build anything. At the age of four he received his first tool kit from his father. Blake spent a lot of time with his father, who converted an International Truck in 1948 and a Harley Davidson Trike in 1952.
Blake had a funny sense of humor and loved teasing his family and friends. He didn’t like arguments and always tried to make life better for others. He enjoyed reading and learning about astronomy. He also enjoyed cooking and creating new meals for his boys.
Blake had a unique talent for understanding that living simple and fulfilling life was possible. Blake lived at his own pace, sometimes to the chagrin of his family. He knew that happiness is achieved by loving the people around you, not by acquiring possessions. He had an infectious smile and the ability to warm a room with his presence.
Blake married Cherish Martin on January 31, 2009. They were later divorced. Together they had two sons, Braxton and Blake. Blake absolutely adored his sons and was so proud of them!
Blake is survived by his sons Braxton Larsen and Blake Larsen; Mother, Connie Larsen; Brother Brandon Larsen; Sister Nicole (Jason) Jacobson; 11 nieces and nephews and two great nephews and mother of his sons, Cherish Martin Larsen.
Blake was preceded in death by his father, Donald Larsen; Grandparents, Harold and Betty Rhead; Grandparents, Ed and Opal Larsen; Uncle Jim Rhead; Cousin Scott Rhead; Cousin CW Larsen and cousin Rachel Rhead, whom he loved as his little sister.
As a family, we would like to express our gratitude to the doctor, nurses, CNAs, social worker and volunteer at Intermountain Homecare Hospice who took care of Blake. We would like to especially thank his sister Lissa. CNA Sandra; Social worker Cecilia and volunteers Linda and Janet for the tender and kind care and love they showed Blake, his mother and his sons.
The funeral services will take place on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd., Ogden. The Deweyville Cemetery is viewed on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Instead of flowers, please donate to the University of Utah Health Transplant Center – U of U Health or the organ transplant organization of your choice.
Published by Myers Mortuary May 22-23, 2021.