Norma Lee Avis Larsen


(May 5, 1931 - Sept. 30, 2017)

Norma Lee Avis Larsen died Sept. 30, 2017. She was 86.

Norma was born May 5, 1931, in Taylorville, Illinois. She was the oldest daughter born to Orville and Jessie Avis.

Her father was a pipeline mechanic, traveling all over the United States with his family.

Norma graduated from Powell High School in 1950 and attended the University of Wyoming. In 1954, Norma married Max Garner. During their 17-year marriage, they had one daughter, Maxie, who was born in 1956.

In 1971, Maxie and Norma moved to Louisiana to be closer to family.

Norma worked for the phone company, did secretarial work and worked at senior centers throughout her life.

She moved back to Wyoming to join Maxie, David and their family.

Norma married Warren Larsen in 2005, and they resided at the Rocky Mountain Manor until 2015. She spent the last two years of her life at The Heartland Assisting Living.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Anna and Mamie; and husband, Warren.

Norma is survived by her daughter, Maxie Lynn (David); and two grandchildren, Katie and Ross.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at First Southern Baptist Church in Powell. There will be a viewing at 9 a.m. at the church prior to the service.

Thompson Funeral Home will be assisting the family with arrangements.