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Alys Larson

July 7, 1924-May 8, 2008

Former Detroit Lakes resident Alys M. Larson, 83, of Nampa, Idaho, died Thursday, May 8, 2008 in Nampa.

Alys May Schultz was born July 7, 1924 in Casselton, N.D. She married Arthur C. Larson on Oct. 11, 1945. From 1955 to 1966 they lived in Detroit Lakes, where they operated a turkey farm until moving to San Diego, Calif., in 1966. The couple moved to Idyllwild, Calif., and then to La Quinta, Calif., where they owned and operated a restaurant, and Alys helped her husband with a construction business. After Arthur died in 1990, Alys moved to Nampa, where she lived for 13 years.

Alys enjoyed gardening, jigsaw puzzles and her Cairn terrier, "Zippy." She was able to spend her last few days at home, where she loved to be. She had a happy and blessed life and she will be truly missed.

Alys will be remembered and missed by her son, Jeffrey (Susan) Larson of Nampa; three daughters, Jane (Robert) Boermans of Canyon Lake, Calif., Jacquelyn (John) Mitchiner of Aurora Colo., and Vicki (Fred) Carrillo of San Diego, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at Shoreham Chapel of rural Detroit Lakes, with visitation to be held for one hour prior to services. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.

The David-Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. An online guest book is at