Born January 19, 1921 in Mink Creek Idaho to Norman J. Larsen and Viola Barlow Larsen. She died Monday, November 5, 2012 in Ogden, Utah. Hortense married Ray Stanley Lester on March 6, 1969 in the Salt Lake Temple.
She is preceded in death by her husband Ray, grandson Cpl. Ty John Johnson, and great granddaughter Madyson Lisa Hansen, parents Norman and Viola Larsen, brothers Norman Vaughan (Gladys), Raylo B. (Bonnie) and sister Dortha Larsen Bell (Darrel). Survived by her daughter, Lisa R. Johnson (Olga), grandson Blake L. Johnson, granddaughter, Brook A. Barnes (Doug) and great grandchildren, Alyssa, Arpyl, Allyson Barnes, Kyrstin and Rand Johnson, brother Blaine B. Larsen (Connie), uncle Doran H. Barlow
(Frances) who was raised as her brother, and her many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 S. State St. in Midvale, Utah, on Saturday, November 10, 2012. Prior to the service a viewing will be held from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Interment and dedication of the grave directly after the service at Murray City Cemetery.