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Edwin "Ned" Larson

Born: Mon., Apr. 18, 1949
Died: Wed., Dec. 14, 2016

Celebration of Life

3:30 PM Wed., Dec. 21, 2016
Location: Whitesitt Funeral Home

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Stevensville - Edwin “Ned” Larson, 67, passed away December 14, 2016 at his home in Stevensville after a long battle with cancer. He was born April 18, 1949 in Riverside, CA. He graduated from Poly High School in 1967. The Army called him to serve his country in 1969. He was in Vietnam until December of 1970. He was proud to be able to serve the United States of America. Ned then married Terri (Black) Larson and shortly after they moved with his family to Nuevo, CA. He worked at Riverside International Raceway until it closed in 1988. That is where his family developed a love for all racing, Nascar, NHRA, Off Road, and Motocross. Ned and his son Gary, enjoyed the times spent riding and racing motorcycles. Then Ned went to work for C&R Systems in Corona and San Marcos, CA. His hobbies changed to include the love of Chuck wagon competitions after he and friends built one. They competed in areas of California, Scottsdale, Chandler, AZ and Ruidoso, NM. In 2006 Ned went to work for the forest service in Stevensville then retired and stayed in Stevensville with his family. He realized Montana did not have a Chuck wagon competition and went to the Stevensville Main Street Association and asked to have a Chuck wagon event connected with the Western Heritage Days. They liked the idea and this year will mark the 7th annual Chuck wagon competition with as many as 10 Chuck wagons to attend. This is something Ned was very passionate and proud to be a part of each and every year since 2010. Ned’s other passions included sports with his Grandson’s Troy and Trent Larson. He went to every baseball and basketball game, wrestling events, Martial Arts, soccer and any and all other activities Troy and Trent were involved in. Ned was known to love his family like no other. He was always kind, caring, and compassionate to others. Ned is survived by his wife Terri Larson; son, Gary Larson; and his two wonderful Grandson’s, Troy and Trent Larson, all of Stevensville. He will truly be missed by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to, Pantry Partners, P.O. Box 806, Stevensville, MT 59870. A service will be held at Whitesitt Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 3:30pm. A reception will be held following the service at Frontier Café on Highway 93 in Stevensville.

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Vicki Yescas
   Posted Mon December 19, 2016

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Vicki Yescas.

With our condolences and our love. From Vicki, Tina and our families.

Chris Fox
   Posted Tue December 20, 2016
Very sorry to hear about Ned's passing. I worked with him at the Stevensville Ranger Station. During the summers, he would often ask me to help him tally the campground receipts...I would read off the contents of the envelopes, and he would type...It was a nice break from my typical work, and gave me the opportunity to visit with Ned and learn more about him, including the dutch oven cook-offs. My thoughts are with you.

Nathan Beckwith
   Posted Wed December 21, 2016
I was saddened to hear of Ned's passing. He was a neighbor I could have a beer with and a colleague that I often drank coffee with as we did Hunter Patrol on the Bitterroot National Forrest each Fall. It was in the cab of that truck that we shared stories of our families and helped each other out with advice on how to deal with life's daily surprises. He will be missed.

Dan Ritter
   Posted Sat December 24, 2016
I was saddened to hear of Ned's passing. I worked with Ned at the ranger station for many years. His front desk was on the other side of the wall from my office. Ned treated everyone with respect and always tried to answer the myriad of questions and complaints that came his way. He was a calming presence and dealt with every situation in a professional manner. I also enjoyed working with Ned during the Western Heritage Days chuck wagon cook off. Ned was a wonderful person and I will miss him.

James Montague
   Posted Sun December 25, 2016
We are so saddened to hear of Ned's passing. He was a charming man who always had a warm smile and was genuinely interested in how everyone was doing. I hope Teri, Gary and the boys ( Trent and Trey) can take solace in knowing that Ned was indeed a good man. He will be sorely missed in this community and I'm sure farther beyond.
The Montague family

Gil Gale
   Posted Tue January 03, 2017
We were deeply saddened to learn of your loss of Ned. Please know that we are thinking of you all. We knew Ned through our work with the Forest Service, always enjoyed visiting with him and thought highly of the qualities he brought to his work. Sincerely, Deb and Gil Gale

Cyndy Larson
   Posted Sat January 07, 2017
Ned's name caught my eye as I was perusing the Ravalli Republic last month (checking out The Bitterroot Valley for a possible move a bit later this year), and upon further reading about this wonderful man discovered we graduated a year apart from Riverside Poly High (I was class of 1968). While I did not know Ned in high school, I felt a connection to express my condolences to Terri, Gary, Troy and Trent. Loved reading about his Chuck Wagon competitions, such a great legacy to pass on. Who knows? The Larsons may meet one day. Cyndy

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