In memory of former Edmonds resident David A. Larson

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David Larson

Former Edmonds resident David A. Larson passed away Oct. 5 at the age of 60. Mr. Larson died in a car accident while driving on winding mountain roads near his home in Georgia, his brother Gary said.

Mr. Larson was born April 18, 1951, in Seattle, but lived in Edmonds for most of his school years. He attended Edmonds and Melody Hill elementary schools,  Madrona Junior High School and Mountlake Terrace High School (Class of 1969). After graduating from Central Washington State College in 1974, Mr. Larson spent most of his career as a professional fundraiser for nonprofit agencies in Bothell, Portland, Ore., and southern California.

At the time of his death, he was engaged to Debbie Long of McCaysville, Georgia.

The four Larson brothers — David, Gary, Greg and Ronnie — are the sons of Al and Ginny Larson and grew up in the Lake Ballinger neighborhood. Al Larson died in 1976 and Ginny Larson passed away in 1981. The oldest brother, Ronnie, died in 2009. Gary lives in West Seattle with his wife, Donna. Greg lives in Santa Cruz, Calif., with his wife Eileen and two young children.

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  1. I am so sorry to read this. Dave Larson was a trumpet player in the Madrona Junior High School Band in my first two years of teaching. He was one of those upbeat students who always had a smile on his face and something positive to say.
    Though he went on to Mountlake Terrace High School, we kept in touch regularly until he left for college. Over the years since then, we’ve run into each other maybe a half dozen times, and it seemed “just like yesterday.” Conversations took up where they had left off, and that great smile and positive attitude just shone through. My heart goes out to Gary, Greg and their families. You have lost a wonderful brother and super human being.

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