Larkin's pioneer founder, George William Larkin, arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in 1863,
having emigrated from Cambridge, England. His first jobs were to cut stones for the Salt
Lake Temple and to ride Pony Express. Brigham Young later appointed him to oversee the Ogden
cemetery. In 1885, George William began the Larkin tradition of serving families and arranging
funerals in Ogden.
In 1912, a Larkin Mortuary was opened in Salt Lake City under the direction of George William's son,
Alma J. Larkin. In 1925, the mortuary moved to its present location, the Hagenbarth Mansion, at 260
East South Temple. Alma was the driving force of growth for Larkin Mortuary until his untimely death in
1946. His two sons, Alma J. "Jay" Larkin Jr. and Max S. Larkin, assumed management of the company
until 1984 when Robert "Bob" Larkin took over as president until 2002. Lance Larkin currently serves
as president of the company.
Our Mission Statement
Our mission for over a century has been to provide genuine care. We create exceptional
service and superior value as well as quality products and facilities. We pledge integrity
and respect in all we do.
Larkin has four beautiful locations to accommodate and serve your family in your time of need.
Larkin Mortuary is located in downtown Salt Lake City in the historic Hagenbarth Mansion, located
on the corner of South Temple and 300 East. (Mr. Hagenbarth, a successful cattle rancher, had the mansion
built as a wedding gift for his bride.) The Larkin family purchased the European-style home in 1925 and
has retained its original fixtures, elegant hand-crafted woodwork, and stained-glass windows. In addition
to housing the mortuary's Care Center, the beautifully decorated building has both large and small
chapel as well as areas for viewings and gatherings.
Larkin Sunset Gardens is located in the southeast section of the Salt Lake Valley at 1950 East Dimple Dell
Road (10600 South). The Wasatch Mountains provide a picturesque backdrop to the lush green burial gardens that
feature flat-to-the-ground or upright headstones. Fountains, statuary, and colorful flower beds complement
the beauty and function of the burial gardens, indoor/outdoor mausoleum, cremation niche walls, ossuary, and
French-style mortuary chapel & gathering rooms. A full-service floral shop, monument design center, and two
greenhouse conference/reception centers are also conveniently located on the Larkin Sunset Gardens property.
Larkin Sunset Lawn is located on the east bench of Salt Lake City at 2350 East 1300 South. Stately trees,
a peacefully flowing fountain, in-ground & monument headstones, garden mausoleum, cremation niche features, and
ossuary are showcased on its meticulously manicured grounds. The tastefully appointed mortuary offers a chapel,
viewing & gathering areas, an indoor mausoleum, and state-of-the-art crematory.
Larkin Mortuary - Riverton is located on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley at 3688 West 12600 South in
Riverton. The beautifully decorated mortuary features a chapel, several viewing/gathering rooms, a reception center,
state-of-the-art electronics, and an all-occasion floral shop.