Maureen Rosina Isabella Larsen was born July 25th, 1947, in Yeovil, England to Maureen Mason and Grzegorz Kulinicz. She is survived by her husband David R. Larsen, of Layton, her two children David Joseph & his wife Marluce of Charles Town, WV, and Heidi Nybo, of Layton, as well as eight grandchildren and one great grandson, as well as her sisters Carol and Tracy, and brothers Peter and Paul and their families, of England, and Fred, Mark, John and their families, in Australia and England, and many other family members and friends, as well as her brother Charles and niece Regan, who preceded her return to heaven. \n\nMaureen was the oldest of eleven children. She lived in various locations, with various foster families, in England and Ireland, but was brought back home to Coventry, UK, at the age of 14 to help take care of her five siblings – while going to school. At the age of 15 she joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which gave her not only faith, but hope for a better life and a healthy social network. After completing her secondary education a year early, and at the head of her class, she worked to save up enough money to move to New Jersey to go to school in accounting, and later to work as an accountant for Ethicon a Johnson & Johnson suture company. At one time she was believed to be the youngest female CPA in America.\n\nIn 1975, she married David Larsen of Logan, Utah and they moved to Salt Lake City. During their 47 years of marriage, they lived in Germany, California, Idaho, and England before finally settling in Layton.\n\nMaureen was a modern pioneer, an extraordinarily bright, well-organized, resilient woman, with a variety of talents and a great sense of humor. She started making her own dresses at age 15 and knitted sweaters, kitchen pads, and made tapestries of yarn. Maureen loved reading and music and had a very strong work ethic. In Thetford, England, she served as a Relief Society President in her local ward.\n\nIn later years, she worked in various bookstores as her husband moved around the US with the military. Usually, it took two employees to replace her whenever she left. In her later years, she was honored as an exceptional receptionist for the Weber State Police Academy.\n\nMaureen had friends and family all over the world, and each year would send out more than 120 Christmas cards, with notes she penned by hand. But her greatest love and devotion was to her own family, children and grandchildren – all of whom she loved dearly!\n\nMaureen also loved family history work and compiled info on more than 5,000 relatives, who are likely still shaking her hand in heaven in gratitude for her efforts in their behalf, reuniting families and “turning the hearts of their children” to them.\n\nIn recent years, she was plagued by diabetes which eventually took her sight and damaged her kidneys. After two years in the dark and on dialysis, and a recent celebration of her life, she was willing to let her Father in Heaven take her to her heavenly home to be reunited with family and friends there. \n\nYou are cordially invited to attend a memorial service in honor of Maureen Saturday 24 Sept at 10 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel located at 1589 East Gentile St, in Layton, UT. A family gathering and reminiscence will begin at 9 am in the Relief Society room. If you’d like to come dressed in her favorite color, that would be blue.