Thomas Ray Larsen, age 68, died suddenly at home in Woodland on February 21, 2011.
Mr. Larsen was born in Kanab, Utah, on February 26, 1942, the son of the late Senator Lewis H. Larsen and Mrs. Dorothy Larsen.
He was preceded in death by his beloved son Steven Larsen.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra; sons Thomas (Lindsay) of Draper, Utah, and Michael (Joanna) of Bend, Ore.; elder sister Bette Stanton of Moab, Utah; twin sister W. Lee Papale of Cripple Creek, Colo.; younger sister Sharon Parker of Twin Bridges, Mont.; eleven grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and his dog Daisy.
Tom was a retired police officer of the UC Davis Police Department and a longtime Davis resident.
Tom was very proud of his sons and their accomplishments. He had a passion for art and basketball. He was grateful to have had the opportunity to travel and explore so much of the world, view the art, photograph his surroundings, and experience the many diverse cultures.
Tom especially enjoyed producing the Larsen & Larsen photographic cards of Davis and Winters, sold in many local businesses over the years, and was thankful for the warm and positive responses received about the cards.
Tom knew he was much loved and held a firm belief that we will never have to say goodbye in heaven.
As per his wishes no services will be held.