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New Rockford and Carrington, North Dakota
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Patricia "Patty" Larson

Patricia “Pat” Larson, age 69, of Jamestown, ND, died Sunday, January 22, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family.

Patricia Marie Watson was born October 22, 1947, in Carrington, ND, the daughter of James and Betty (Taylor) Watson. She was raised on the family farm west of Carrington where her love for plants and animals began. She attended the one room Wyard Township country school. She graduated from Carrington High School in 1965.

She was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Wallace (Wally) Larson, on September 4, 1966, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Carrington. They started their family in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and in 1971 moved to Thief River Falls, Minnesota. In 1981, they moved to Jamestown, North Dakota where they found the perfect place to raise their family.  It was important to her to build a house in the country with plenty of room for her family to grow.

Pat’s favorite thing was to spend time with her family and watch her grandchildren grow. She always put family first and made sure they had a strong foundation. She loved to work in her yard; especially her many beautiful flowerbeds where she spent countless hours working meticulously. She also enjoyed cross-stitch, traveling, and time with her pets.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years Wally, Jamestown; her children Evan (Dionne) Larson, St. Cloud, MN, Eric (Aymii) Larson, Atlanta, GA, and Renae (David) Peterson, Bismarck; 6 grandchildren; Benjamin, St. Cloud, MN, Alex and Nickolas, Atlanta, GA, and Jada, Andrew and Kate, Bismarck, ND; her mother Betty Watson, Carrington; and her brother Steve (Mary) Watson, Dallas, TX.

Pat was preceded in death by her father James Watson, and grandparents.



Evans Funeral Home, Carrington


At Patty's request, the funeral service will be for family and close friends.

Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 2:00PM


Carrington Cemetery

Posted Condolences:
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Name: Kathy Rueter

Date: 2-16-17

Message: Dear Wally and the rest of the Larson and Watson families, I am really grieving the loss of my beautiful cousin Patty. It was such a gift to have grown up with her and the rest of the family. I always admired Patty so much. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.


Kathy & John Rueter



Name: Kenneth Wallis

Date: 1/29/2017

Message: Dear Wally and Family,

We are filled with deep sadness upon learning of your great loss. Please accept our most sincere condolences. Our thoughts are and will remain with you all.

Ken and Liz.


Name: Pat Nicholson

Date: 1/28/17

Message: As a high school classmate I had the privilege of spending time with Patty and Wally. They were one of the most loving and gentle couples I have ever know.  I will honor Patty's wishes about the service but I extend deep and sincere sympathy to Wally and the family.


Name: Floyd and Bernice Schauer

Date: Jan.27,2017

Message: Our thoughts and prayers to Wally and his family. So sorry to hear of Pat's passing.



Name: Helen Cox and Shannen Krein

Date: 1/27/2017

Message: Wally and family.

So sorry for your loss, may God bless you and yours.

Helen and Shannen



Name: Deb Flemming

Date: 1-27-2017

Message: Dear Wally, Renae and family,

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Pat. I will always remember her working out in her beautiful gardens when I would drop Jenny off to hang out with Renae. She was a great mom to all of Renae's friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, with deepest condolences, Chris and Deb Flemming


Name: Traci Seeley

Date: 1/27/17

Message:  Wally, Renae and family,

 I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Pat. I have so many fond memories of her growing up, she was like another mom to me! Love to you all and I will definitely be saying some extra prayers for you .



Name: Kristi Thiseth (Huebner)

Date: 1/27/17

Message: I am so sorry for your loss.  I remember Pat always being so kind and friendly. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.



Name: Jim and Teri Undem

Date: January 26, 2017

Message: Wally and family, We are sorry to hear of the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother -  May you find comfort in your lord - And knowing that you will meet again. Prayers and comfort in the days and weeks ahead.


Name: Karen & Reed Loscheider

Date: 1/25/17

Message: Patty was such a wonderful person, with a beautiful family.  She was so kind and warn, I can't tell you how much we appreciate having had her and all of you in our lives. She will be missed by so many and lives on through each of us in loved filled memories. 

With deepest sympathy and love. 

Reed and Karen


Name: Rich & Shirley McGruder

Date: 1/23/17

Message: Wally & Family,

Pat was such a wonderful neighbor and we always enjoyed the visits we had with her. We admired her enthusiasm in taking care of the yard. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Rich & Shirley McGruder

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