Noel Roger 'Slim' Larsen
Longtime Soldotna resident Noel Roger “Slim” Larsen died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. He was 70.
A celebration of life will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the home of Chelline Larsen, 38300 Robinson Loop Road, Soldotna.
Mr. Larsen was born Oct. 20, 1935, in Audubon, Iowa, to Silas and Anna Larsen. He graduated from high school and enlisted into the U.S. Army Reserve. After serving, he was honorably discharged. In 1958 he came to Alaska and lived on a homestead in Homer. He also lived in Seward. In Seward, around 1960, he worked in the shrimp canneries and was a longshoreman. He moved to Soldotna after living in Seward where he met and married his wife, Carolyn Bear, in 1961. While living in Soldotna he worked on the drilling rigs from Ninilchik to Trading Bay. He also worked many years on the North Slope. In 1995 he retired from Swanson River Oil field as a millwright.
“Noel loved to laugh and make others laugh. He could find a joke in everything. He had a big heart and was very kind and generous. He was fiercely independent and lived his life exactly how he wanted to. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Our hearts are broken. Noel loved gardening, was an avid reader of nonfiction books, loved nature, bird watching, and his dogs,” his family said.
Mr. Larsen is preceded in death by his son, Chris N. Larsen; nephew, Silas Larsen; father; and mother.
He is survived by his daughter, Chelline Larsen of Soldotna; sisters, Helen Brooks, Phyllis Salmon, Lois Larsen and Anna Marie Olsen, all of Spokane, Wash.; ex-wife, Carolyn Bradford of Soldotna; aunt, Cleo Brock of Story City, Iowa; grandson, Samuel Larsen and his wife, Jamie, of Soldotna; great-grandson, Silas Larsen of Soldotna; and niece, Camille Jennen of Spokane.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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