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Una Mae Larson

Una Mae Larson, a lifelong resident of the Gila Valley, peacefully entered into eternal life Thursday evening, January 21, 2021, at the Caring Manor II Group Home in Queen Creek. Una Mae was 97. Una Mae was born April 2, 1923, the sixth of twelve children born to George Albert Bigler and Harriett Emily Elmer in Central. She was a Safford schoolteacher for over 20 years. Una Mae is survived by: her children, Claudia Morris, Narda Gause, Emily Knight, Judy Sheehan, Marilyn Spear, Joan Phillips, Rodney Larson, Valeri Blair and Teresa Williams; 45 grandchildren; 129 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren and two on the way. She was preceded in death by: her beloved husband, Bevan Larson; and her sons George Smith and Jeff Larson. Una Mae was a lifelong faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions, mostly in Primary and Sunday School and she loved to attend the temple. She also enjoyed to garden, bake and sew and shared her sweet peas, bread and cookies with family and friends and sewed and quilted many clothes and blankets for them as well as humanitarian causes. Funeral services for Una Mae will be conducted Saturday afternoon, January 30, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Thatcher Stake Center by President Todd Haynie of the Thatcher Stake. Concluding services will follow in the Central Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. until 2:45 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Thatcher Stake Center Relief Society Room. Those who would like to attend the services via Facebook Live can join on Vining Funeral Home's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/viningfuneral, Saturday afternoon, January 30, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. (MST).

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I loved that Shae and Bethany would go over to her house and she worked with them on sewing projects. Im so sorry that I cant be at the service.

Brenda Dodge Jan 30 2021 12:00 AM

My mother has told me for years that she had two best friends when she was a young girl one of them was Una Mae. I remember Una Mae as always being happy. You must of had a very special Mom ! Our prayers are with you and your family. Lona Duncan

Lona Duncan Jan 30 2021 12:00 AM

My mother has told me for years that she had two best friends when she was a young girl one of them was Una Mae. I remember Una Mae as always being happy. You must of had a very special Mom ! Our prayers are with you and your family. Lona Duncan

Lona Duncan Jan 30 2021 12:00 AM

I loved that Shae and Bethany would go over to her house and she worked with them on sewing projects. Im so sorry that I cant be at the service.

Brenda Dodge Jan 30 2021 12:00 AM

I loved visiting with Una Mae, even up to when she moved from Safford. She always had such a sweet spirit. Her yard had so many sweet peas and she loved sharing them with everyone! Loved her in Safford 5th Ward! Love and prayers to the family! Diane Curtis Junion

Diane Junion Jan 26 2021 12:00 AM

I loved visiting with Una Mae, even up to when she moved from Safford. She always had such a sweet spirit. Her yard had so many sweet peas and she loved sharing them with everyone! Loved her in Safford 5th Ward! Love and prayers to the family! Diane Curtis Junion

Diane Junion Jan 26 2021 12:00 AM

Una Mae was one of the best primary teachers the kids could have ever had. She loved teaching those young children ! She always brought bundles of sweet pea flowers to share with everyone !! Such a special lady ! So sorry for your loss to the Larson family. We loved your mom in the safford 4 th ward ! Love Drew and Debbie John

debbie john Jan 23 2021 12:00 AM

Una Mae was one of the best primary teachers the kids could have ever had. She loved teaching those young children ! She always brought bundles of sweet pea flowers to share with everyone !! Such a special lady ! So sorry for your loss to the Larson family. We loved your mom in the safford 4 th ward ! Love Drew and Debbie John

debbie john Jan 23 2021 12:00 AM