Eunice Bjorkman Smith Larsen, 79, who had co-owned and run a small business, died Feb. 26, 2012, after a 13-year struggle with Parkinson’s disease.
She was born Aug. 18, 1932, in a farmhouse near Bancroft, Idaho, and grew up on a small ranch near that town. Her parents were Alfred Hermond “Herman” Smith and Eleda Bjorkman Smith. She was the third of four siblings.
She graduated from Bancroft’s North Gem High School in 1950 and attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Business College in Salt Lake City. She married Donald Wayne Larsen on Jan. 24, 1952, in the Logan, Utah, LDS Temple.
She was a family historian, spending countless hours on genealogical research. She worked in 4-H and helped with numerous Boy Scout merit badges.
She had served as a Republican committeewoman for several years. She was active in the LDS Church and taught the same adult Sunday school class for more than 16 years. The Larsens moved to Billings in 1957.
Survivors include a brother, Alan Smith of Boise, Idaho; five children, Kevin in Laramie, Wyo.; Eric in Billings; Howard in Hacienda Heights, Calif.; Boyd in College Station, Texas; and Amy in Carson, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation was March 2 at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. Services were March 3 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.