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Larry Don Houser November 14, 1944 - March 31, 2024

The funeral service will be streamed live. Please return to Larry's memorial page shortly before 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2024, and click on the link below.

Larry Houser Funeral Service

Our loving Husband, Father & Grandfather Larry Don Houser passed away at the age of 79 on March 31st 2024 after a ten year battle with Parkinson’s. Larry was born on November 14, 1944 in Payson, Utah to Donald and Shirley Houser. He loved to reminisce about his childhood memories that often included his best friend and big sister Verla Mecham. Although brother and sister, Larry & Verla enjoyed a very close friendship throughout their lives. We are grateful to know that they are together again.

Larry met his sweetheart and Eternal Companion Leila Greenhalgh at the young age of 18. They were married and sealed in the Manti Temple on September 6, 1963. Larry and Leila were an incredible example of a picture perfect marriage. While they did experience many trials and adversities throughout their lives, together their enduring love always got them through. The two of them were inseparable, hand in hand, attached at the hip, and no unkind words were ever said about one another. Their love never dimmed over the years and still burns today after 60 years together. They raised three beautiful daughters together enjoying many camping trips and spending quality time together.

To Larry, his girls were his everything and later in life that expanded to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved and supported each one of them throughout all of their different endeavors.

Larry graduated from Payson High School in 1963. He worked in the grocery business for 48 years, after which he retired and enjoyed spending more time with his Sweetheart and family. Larry was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He had a strong testimony of the gospel and it was shown by the way he lived his life, and his Christlike example.

He is survived by his Sweetheart Leila Greenhalgh Houser, his daughters: Brenda Frazier (Mark), JoAnn Kunzler, and Julie Nelson (Dustin), 11 grandkids, and 18 great-grandkids. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, and his son-in-law Rick Kunzler.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to A+ Hospice and his sweet nurses: Lindsey O’Brien and grandson Jordan Degraw for the great care they gave Larry in his last days.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 5th, 2024, at 11:00 am in the Mountain View 7th Ward Church, located at 681 East 500 North, Payson, Utah. A viewing for family and friends will be held Thursday, April 4th, 2024, from 6:00-8:00 pm and Friday, April 5th, 2024, from 9:45-10:45 am at the same location. Interment will be in the Payson City Cemetery, 400 North 800 East, Payson, Utah.

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Thursday evening, April 4, 2024
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mountain View 7th Ward Church
681 East 500 North
Payson, Utah 84651


Friday morning, April 5, 2024
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Mountain View 7th Ward Church
681 East 500 North
Payson, Utah 84651

Funeral Service

Friday morning, April 5, 2024
11:00 a.m.
Mountain View 7th Ward Church
681 East 500 North
Payson, Utah 84651


Friday, April 5, 2024
Payson City Cemetery
805 East 400 North
Payson, Utah 84651





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    Lorrie Diamond says

    Leila I am so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Thank you for your friendship with my mother. I’ve enjoyed all the visits of running into you two as we were at the stores shopping. May you be blessed and comforted at this time.

    Our love 💕,
    Lorrie Diamond (Topham) and family

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    Bonnie Ballard says

    I am so sorry hear of Larry’s passing. He was such a kind man and forever smile when you say him and sweet Leila. God Bless you all at this time. Bonnie Ballard

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    Hanks says

    He was one of the nicest men I ever met the world is a little darker now

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    Gloria E Huff says

    My heart broke when I learned of this. Back in the day we had many fun times camping and or just visiting. I have always held him in the highest regard. He always was so kind and he loved his sister so much. I marveled at their relationship and how close they always were. He was a very special man and had a beautiful family. My heart is with you now and always.

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