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Larry Robert Williams

02/25/1946 - 03/05/2020

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Larry Robert Williams passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Jordan Valley Hospital, West Jordan, Utah. Larry was born in Wallace, Shoshone Co., Idaho, February 25, 1946, the 2nd of 3 children of Francis Adelbert Williams and Marion Winifred Shanks. He lived in Butte, Montana during his youth until the passing of his parents. He was born with cerebral palsy but did not let that condition define him. The Lord compensated his condition with gifts of tenacity, patience, endurance, a strong will, and an unwavering faith that he could accomplish anything he set his mind to. In his late teens he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was an active member throughout his life. At his passing, he was serving as Elders Quorum President at Copper Ridge Health Care Center.

Larry worked 28 years as a custodian and grounds keeper for Zions Securities in Salt Lake City before his retirement in 1998. He was married 30 years to the love of his life, Colleen Rae Willey Williams before her passing on November 1, 2011. Since that time, he has happily resided at Copper Ridge Health Care Center, whose loving care is so greatly appreciated by his family.

Larry was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and elder brother, Francis Myron. He is survived by his sister Patricia Ann (Kent) Wood, 13 nieces and nephews, and 44 grand-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road (10600 S), Sandy, Utah. The service will begin at 2:00pm with a viewing from 12:30-1:30pm. Entombment Larkin Sunset Gardens Mausoleum.

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  • Our dearest friends Pat and Kent
    Please know our hearts and our prayers are with you and your family. Larry is finally free of his body and in a beautiful place where Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into loving arms.
    Love and hugs
    Hank and Wendy

    — Hank and Wendy Taylor
  • Larry has had a profound impact on my life. He showed me how important it is to love and serve others as Jesus would and to never give up, to endure to the end no matter what. His testimony of the gospel will always be one I will remember. He knew the Savior and followed him with all his heart. So grateful to have known this great man!

    — Julie Mecham
  • I have admired Larry’s cheerful countenance and spirit since the day I first met him. He would cheer when I’d play the piano & give the best hugs. He often greeted me with a “Hello granddaughter!” and has been a loyal friend. I already miss him, but am so grateful for his light & influence. Until we meet, my dear friend! I love you Grandpa.

    — Dixie Choque

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