Glade Larson, a loving husband, father and grandfather, died peacefully in his sleep on July 25 with family members by his side. He was 83.
Born in Vernal, Utah to Clark and Maria Jane Larson, he graduated from Brigham Young University, where he studied sociology. A dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, religion was important to Glade. He served a two-year mission in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia.
He had a long and fulfilling career as a social worker, serving residents of Solano County. He was passionate about his work and dedicated his career and post career to helping others.
He married his first wife, Gayle Larson (nee Nielsen) in 1963. They raised five children, Maria, Marla, Marvin, Matthew and Monica.
Glade was active in his church, the Napa First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It was at a church dance on a boat in San Francisco Bay that Glade met Lola (nee Peterson), who became the love of his life. The two were married in 1994, and the couple served a mission together in St. Helena.
A lifelong sports fan, he never missed a chance to root for the San Francisco Giants, 49ers and Golden State Warriors or the BYU Cougars. He was an active bowler and enjoyed walks around his Napa neighborhood.
An automobile accident in 1987 caused lifelong health issues, but never slowed him down. He lived a long and full life despite several ailments.
Glade Larson is survived by his wife, Lola Larson, his daughters, Marla Sua (David), Maria Larson and Monica Larson (Matt Brown), stepson Oliver Bastien (Sheila), ex-wife Gayle Larson, 11 grandkids, 2 great-grandkids and many step-grandkids. He was preceded in death by his two sons, Marvin Larson (Tia), Matthew Larson and stepson Stan Bastien.
He will be laid to rest at Tulocay Cemetery on Aug. 10 at 12:00 p.m. surrounded by immediate family. Others may participate virtually through Zoom.
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