Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Richard ‘Dick’ Larson Memorial
Richard ‘Dick’ Larson Memorial

Richard ‘Dick’ Larson

Richard ‘Dick’ Larson

Friday, August 18th, 2023

Richard ‘Dick’ George Larson, age 74, a longtime resident of Burlington, Washington passed away August 18, 2023 at home.  He was born June 20, 1949 in Mount Vernon, WA to Emus and Gertrude (Serr) Larson.  Richard graduated from Stanwood High School in 1967.

At the age of 16, Richard worked during the summer on a fishing boat in Oregon to earn enough money to buy his first car.  He travelled to California by train to pick up his convertible, that he was very proud of.  He then worked as a teenager setting pins at the bowling alley.  Then worked as a Welder at the Bremerton Naval Base where he excessed rapidly and was sent to Vallejo, CA to help with welding.  Richard became a welder in the marine industry where he became a master welder and fabrication boss, teaching others to do great in the welding business.

Richard enjoyed all sports, watching car racing, playing shuffleboard, and going to the casino.  He was also a member of the FOE 3041 Stanwood Eagles.

Richard is survived by his lifelong partner of 35 years, Roxy Larson; grandson, Zachary Rogers; sisters, Marlene (Gary) Reinecke, Betty (Andy) Temple and Nancy Liles; two stepdaughters, Cheryl and Susan, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his children, Danny Larson and Jennifer Rogers; siblings, James, Dale, Howard and Jacob Larson and Shirley Fleming.

At Richard’s request, there will be no services.  Share your memories of Richard and sign the online guest register.


  • Ronda Martin

    Best brother in law ever! Sure am going to miss you! Richard had the best laugh!Thank you for all the years of love and friendship and taking care of Mom and Roxy.

  • David Nemo

    Dick and I grew up just a few houses from each other in Stanwood, and he was one of the “neighborhood boys” and often involved in the games, adventures or mischief we would decide to undertake during the summer or after school. I remember playing marbles with him for hours on his living room floor, and was invited often to join his family on Friday (?) night at the dirt track car races. He was a good friend, neighbor and classmate.

  • Kathie Sherk Dolton

    So very sorry to hear about Dick. I graduated from 1968 in Stanwood, and I will never forget that he sat beside me in our typing class. It was a friendly nice guy. So sorry for your loss.