Gordon Vaughn “Sam” Larson, 87, Humboldt, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Humboldt.
Gordon was born Sept. 13, 1923, in Chanute the son of Harold and Ina Vaughn Larson. He grew up in the Petrolia and Iola areas and graduated from Iola High School in 1942. He served as a Merchant Marine during World War II.
In October of 1944, Gordon married Jacquelene Gifford Ronsick. They divorced in 1964. Later, he was married to Nancy Pratt from 1967 to 1980 before they were divorced.
After retirement he moved to the Chanute/Petrolia area to be near his father.
Gordon has worked for an oil company, as a railroad track inspector, for Goodyear Tire, Elgin Watch Company, Singer Sewing Machine Company, as an independent telephone cable splicer and then for Northern States Power Telephone Company in Minot for more than 20 years before he retired.
Survivors include two daughters, Bonita Larson Baker, Humboldt, and Marcelle DeVon Miller and husband, Ron, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; two grandchildren, Shawn Pepper and wife, Summer, Yorba Linda, Calif., and PaviElle Browning and husband, Michael, Stevensville, Mont.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Larson.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held in Humboldt in November, date pending.
Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left on this website, www.iolafuneral.com.