WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
RONALD CARTER LARSON
(volunteer fireman, businessman)
BIOGRAPHYRonald Carter Larson was born September 14, 1931 in St. George.
He served in Korea with the National Guard and fought on the front lines.
Ronald married Genevieve “Jenny” Jessop on November 29, 1952 in Las Vegas.
As a benefit of the GI Bill, he worked for Orval Hafen and learned to repair and paint cars and make upholstery.
He was very good at the tuck and roll seat covers.
Ronald was a volunteer fireman for 42 years in St. George. In spite of his training he was severely burned in
1981 and spent a month at the University of Utah Hospital Burn Center. He was told he could not live where it
was sunny but came back to Dixie for the remainder of his life. He suffered for years from the effect of his burn
He was a partner with LeGrande Faucett and started Sun City Glass in 1969, which is still in operation by the
His hobbies were prospecting, hunting, fishing and gardening. He was an expert gardener and shared the fruits
of his labor with everyone. He loved to study about natural healing. Ronald didn’t travel much but he did travel all
the way back East to Denver, Colorado. He enjoyed spending time at family gatherings with those closest to him.
He enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren and had personal relationships with each one of them.
He loved spending time having coffee at Dicks Café and McDonald's with the boys. Ron was a very good shot
with his 22 rifle. He shot pennies out of the air and pheasants out of the bottom of his dad's farm.
Ronald was a man of honor and was honest in his dealings. He was genuine, hardworking and a man of integrity.
He left a great legacy and example for his children, that all have followed.
Ronald passed away on June 23, 2016 in St. George.
He is buried in Plot xxxxx of the St. George City Cemetery.
REFERENCESSpilsbury Mortuary obituary for Ronald Carter Larson
Ronald Carter Larson obituary in the St. George News
FamilySearch entry for Raymond Larson
Raymond & Berneice Larson family in the 1940 census
Find-A-Grave entry for Raymond Larson
BillionGraves entry for Raymond Larson
Find-A-Grave entry for Berneice Carter Larson
BillionGraves entry for Berneice Carter Larson