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Udell McKay Larsen

Udell McKay Larsen

Male 1916 - 2011  (95 years)

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  • Name Udell McKay Larsen 
    Born 5 Jan 1916  Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    World War II Enlistment Records 23 Sep 1942  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2

    • Name: Udell M Larsen
      Birth Year: 1916
      Race: White, citizen
      Nativity State or Country: Utah
      State: Utah
      County or City: Salt Lake
      Enlistment Date: 23 Sep 1942
      Enlistment State: Utah
      Enlistment City: Salt Lake City
      Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
      Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
      Grade: Private
      Grade Code: Private
      Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
      Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      Source: Civil Life
      Education: 2 years of college
      Marital Status: Single, without dependents
      Height: 74
      Weight: 166
    Military 23 Sep 1942-3 Oct 1945  [4

    • Name: Udell Mckay Larsen
      Birth Date: 5 Jan 1916
      Birth Place: Mount Pleasant, Utah
      Father: George W Larsen
      Mother: Elisa L Larsen
      Age: 26
      Military Service Year: 1942
    Passenger List on the Queen Mary during WWII 

    • Udell M. Larsen, S.Sgt, 39833215, AC, 12, 56, 647
    Residence Alamo, Contra Costa, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3

    • Name: Udell M Larsen
      Birth Date: 0 1916
      Street Address: PO Box 405
      City: Alamo
      County: Contra Costa
      State: California
      Zip Code: 94507
      Phone Number: 925-820-6200
    _UID EF53477958224F41AEB4C165ACE1EA4E5919 
    Buried Nov 2011  Elysian Burial Gardens, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 28 Nov 2011  Alamo, Contra Costa, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Udell McKay Larsen, 95, was born 5 January 1916 in Mount Pleasant, Utah; he passed away peacefully at his home in Alamo, California on Monday 28 November 2011.

      Udell was the ninth of ten children of George Washington Larsen and Petra Eliza Lund. His childhood was spent in Centerfield, and the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City, attending South HS and University of Utah.

      He served in World War II in the 8th Army Air Force as a Signal Corps Radio Technician, where he had the honor of installing the latest radio equipment then riding in the planes of General Eisenhower, General Doolittle, and the famous band leader, Glen Miller.

      Upon returning from England he married Laura(el) Elaine Logie on the 29th of March, 1946 and had two sons Randall and Kim.

      He enjoyed a thirty-eight-year career with the Federal Aviation Administration as an electronics engineer mainly at San Francisco International Airport and Long Beach Area. He oversaw the safety and installed instrument landing systems and radar in the towers at many of the western states airports.

      In his retirement years he and his wife, who was a retired nurse, had a daycare in their home and cared for many children, including their granddaughter Jenny.

      Udell enjoyed Big Band music and the Mills Brothers, dancing the fox trot and the waltz, eating pot roast, sweet and sour prawns with wonton soup, most of all he loved his family and all children.

      Udell was patient, thoughtful, cheerful, dependable, resourceful, and happiest when he was helping others. He was a good friend, husband, father, and grandfather. He is remembered and loved dearly by his numerous nieces and nephews in the Larsen and Logie families. His life was the result of living by the motto "Just do the best you can."

      He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings and his son, Randall. He is survived by son, Kim McKay Larsen (Kari), Robin Larsen; grandchildren, Kim McKay Larsen II, Tamara (James) West; and great-grandchildren, Emma and Lily West of Las Vegas, Jane Liu, granddaughter and daughter of Randall; Jennifer Liu Larsen of Danville, California; Ohan Nuygen of Hawaii, Kari Larsen and step-grandchildren; Joseph, Jack Randall Jr., Kimberly, Kaycee, and Karlee Rader of Las Vegas.

      Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at Elysian Gardens in Millcreek Township, Utah, where he will be interred next to his wife and son. A memorial service will be held at the LDS Chapel on Stone Valley Road in Alamo, California on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
    Person ID I70511353  7_families
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2012 

    Family Laura Elaine Logie,   b. 16 Mar 1923, Provo, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 2005, Alamo, Contra Costa, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 29 Mar 1946  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Randall Udell Larsen,   b. 10 Nov 1948, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 2009, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2012 
    Family ID F23867763  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jan 1916 - Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWorld War II Enlistment Records - 23 Sep 1942 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Alamo, Contra Costa, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Mar 1946 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Nov 2011 - Elysian Burial Gardens, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Nov 2011 - Alamo, Contra Costa, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1375268] Utah Military Records, 1861 - 1970, Department of Administrative Services., (www.ancestry.com), Udell McKay Larsen born 5 Jan 1916 in Mount Pleasant, Utah (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1371098] World Ward II Army Enlistment Records, 1938 - 1946, National Archives and Records Administration, (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005).

    3. [S1371146] U. S. Public Records Index, MyFamily.com, Inc, (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005).

    4. [S1375268] Utah Military Records, 1861 - 1970, Department of Administrative Services., (www.ancestry.com).

    5. [S1370962] Utah, Salt Lake, Salt Lake City - Deseret News, ((Salt Lake City, Utah)), Udell McKay Larsen Obituary 11 Dec 2011 (Reliability: 3).