Janice Larsen Felix passed away on July 27, 2022, surrounded by loved ones.
Jan is the youngest of three children born to Judge Leland Grice Larsen and LeOra Clark Larsen on December 6, 1940, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Those who knew Jan remember her as a “sweetheart.” Growing up, she was a consoling spirit to all. She was truly her daddy’s little girl. Jan had a special relationship with her father and her Grandfather Clark and loved to spend summers at her mother’s family farm in Georgetown, Idaho. Her friendship with Betty Gray, whom she affectionately called “Betts,” continued her whole life. She was a happy, bright child, and gave the Valedictorian speech at her Jr. High graduation. She was a member of the first graduating class of Highland High School in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jan was a proud graduate of the University of Utah, earning a degree in Elementary Education, and was active in the Chi Omega sorority.
Jan met Donald Grosnick Felix at a bowling alley where they bowled on different teams, and he became the love of her life .They were married in Salt Lake City on February 1, 1973, and later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 22, 1974. They were lovingly devoted to each other and married for 40 years. Don passed away on April 22, 2013. She was anxious to reunite with her dear husband.
Jan served in the Scotland Edinburgh Mission during 1966- 67 and loved telling stories about that beloved land. She later served a mission from 1992-94 with Don in the Chicago Illinois Temple. Her favorite place, besides being next to Don, was at the temple. She served as an ordinance worker for 30 years in the Jordan River Temple. She also loved serving in the Primary, Mutual, and Relief Society organizations.
Jan was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christof Latter-day Saints throughout her life. She cherished her testimony of Jesus Christ, the Book of Mormon, and latter-day prophets. She loved watching General Conference, especially when the Prophet spoke.
Jan had a kind heart and loved her dogs, Muffy, Minnie, and Dusty. She loved a good piece of Kentucky Fried Chicken and sipping an ice-cold Diet Pepsi while doing a word search. She often sang “I love you, a bushel and a peck” to her nieces and nephew, and we sang it back to her as she returned home to her cherished Savior and beloved husband Don.
We will miss her and look forward to her as our treasured heavenly angel.
She is preceded in death by her husband Don, her mother and father, and just six months ago, her older sister Carolee Larsen Harmon. She is survived by her brother, Leland Stanford Larsen.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 29th, at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 E. 1300 S., in Salt Lake City, Utah. Please click on the Watch Service button above to view the reordered service.