Marland Leland Larson

Born: Sat., Jan. 6, 1923
Died: Sat., Aug. 21, 2010

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U.S. Veteran

Marland Leland Larson, 87, of Greensboro, GA, formerly of Tacoma, WA, passed away on August 21, 2010 at St. Joseph Hospital in Greensboro.

He was born on January 6, 1923 in Tacoma, the son of Leonard M. and Mary DeWees Larson. He is survived by his wife Muriel, daughter Marla Rea and husband David of Greensboro GA, grandson Adam Rea and wife Rebecca of Athens GA, sister Verle Congdon and husband Darrell of University Place, WA, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by step grandchildren Jennifer (Rea) and husband Aaron Rea-Smith of Sumner, WA and Nathan and wife Amy Rea of Alpharetta, GA and six great grand children. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by siblings Leonard C. Larson, M. Marcia Ambrose, Ardis Allen, and Delbert Larson.

After graduating from Lincoln High School in 1942, he soon entered the army and served in World War II as a Staff Sergeant in the European theater. Returning to Tacoma, he married Muriel Thompson on August 20, 1948. He completed a degree in Accounting at the University of Puget Sound in 1949 where he was amember of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He joined Weyerhaeuser Company in 1949 working in the Tax Department until his retirement in 1985.

With a large extended family Marland enjoyed many summers at Clear Lake WA with family and friends. In retirement, Marland and Muriel loved to travel, especially visiting small villages all over Europe. They loved to discover new places and for a time lived in Scottsdale, AZ and Sun Valley, ID. In 2003, Marland and Muriel moved to Georgia to be near their daughter and her family. Although suffering a serious fall resulting in partial paralysis, Marland continued to enjoy life, especially the frequent visits from grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A private family service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery where he will be inurned. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Reynolds Veteran''s Association, 6350 Lake Oconee Pkwy, Suite 102 PNB 163, Greensboro GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, 706-453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Jane and Howell Cobb
   Posted Mon August 23, 2010
Our love and prayers and deepest sympathy. Jane and Howell

Norm Mc Donell
   Posted Fri August 27, 2010
I was very sorry to learn of Marland's passing and extend my sympathy and prayers to the family. He is remembered as a valued friend and fellow employee during the 25 plus years of our relationship in the Tax Department.

Neil and Donna Wissing
   Posted Fri August 27, 2010
Dear Muriel and family, We were all saddened to learn of Marland's passing, and our deep sympathy is shared with all of you. Many thoughts pass through my mind of our many hours together in the Weyerhaeuser tax family, partying with the Lucoochie tribe, and who spent the most time keeping up each family's lake property. Marland always won the last item! He was a great friend to me, an excellent employee, and our resident teller of tales. You can be sure that a glass or many will be raised the next Fircrest W Co. luncheon, and "Marland Tales" will be the principal topic of discussion. In theis difficult time, we all hope you will find comfort in the endless memories that we know you have of him. With warmest regards, Neil

todd larson
   Posted Mon August 30, 2010
I really enjoyed the summers up at your house on the lake. I will miss you Uncle Marland.

Paige Hubbard
   Posted Mon August 30, 2010
Dear Ms. Marla, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family during this time of lose. Paige Hubbard Boswell Parker Health and Rehab.

Carolyn Nelson
   Posted Fri October 08, 2010
Muriel and Marla: I was so sad to see about Marland's passing. I still remember you all here at the lake when we were young. (I live here now) Others at the lake also remember you. I also remember stories about the fun my nephew and Adam had in those years. I pray God will comfort you. Carolyn Nelson