Nannie Willine Larsen, returned to her heavenly father surrounded by her family in Provo, Aug. 2, 2019.
Born in Farmington, New Mexico, Feb. 8, 1946, to Byron Wesley and Catherine Garrison Branstetter. Nannie was the sister to Mary, Lorene, Kitty, Wayne and half-sister, Jerri.
Nannie married Roy Allen Larsen Jr. They had three children, Rex (Tiffany), Oakley, Idaho; Allen (Kellie), Beryl; and Brenda (Rodney), Salina. Nannie and Roy later divorced. She was a wonderful mother and would often be found chasing kids and keeping house.
Nannie worked for the state of Utah and often talked about how much she loved that job and the families she was able to help. She had a very giving and loving heart.
Nannie was an avid crocheter and was always working on a blanket for someone in her family. She enjoyed family time, fishing, rock hunting and crafting. Cooking was a passion of hers and she often took plates of food to her neighbors or anyone who might be in need. You never left her house hungry, and she always had something delicious cooking. She was known far and wide for her one of a kind tamale pie and mouth-burning salsa.
You could find Nannie most days out with her dog, Zoe; they would take long walks around Richfield. She loved Zoe very much and spoiled that dog beyond measure. Zoe was her baby and it showed in every way.
Nannie grew up learning an amazing work ethic from her father who ran his own lumber company. She was always one to pitch in and get the job done. She could out-work four grown men.
Nannie was an old soul with a big heart; she had a fun personality and a twinkle in her eye. Although Nannie was little, petite and sweet she was also tough and fierce and known to hold her own. She was a spitfire and was truly one of a kind. To know her was to love her, and love her we all did. She was truly an angel on this Earth.
Nannie had seven grandchildren whom she adored, Jesse, Alysa and Kaci, (Rex and Tiffany); Corey and Ashley, (Allen and Kellie); and Katie, Danielle, and Avery, (Brenda and Rod). She also had 13 great-grandchildren.
Her celebration of life service will be held at the Richfield Cemetery on Friday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m.
At this time her family would like to thank the Richfield Intermountain Hospital for all they did for her and how kindly she was treated. They took great care of Nannie and she was in the best of hands.