Fri, July 19

Albert ‘Bill’ Larson 1927 - 2011

Albert William “Bill” Larson

Albert William “Bill” Larson

Albert William “Bill” Larson, 83, of Lake Montezuma died April 21. He was born August 1, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Clarence Albin and Helen (Schmaide) Larson.

He was a graduate of Wheaton Academy and also a 1952 graduate of Northern Illinois University with a degree in science.

A Navy veteran of World War II, he served in submarine service.

He retired as the personnel director for the city of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Department.

Mr. Larson had been a board member of the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Department; a member of the Yavapai County Merit System Board and a prior member of the Lake Montezuma Property Owners Association.

He enjoyed travelling and fishing.

Mr. Larson leaves his wife, Judith A. Larson; sons Bill and Eric in California, David and his son David of Joshua Tree; stepson Tim in California; stepdaughters Terry in Utah, Tamara and Tracy, both of California; a brother Paul Larson in Illinois; a sister Joann Thomas of California; seventeen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Two daughters, Jane Marie and Elizabeth Ann, and two brothers, preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 7 at the Camp Verde United Methodist Church in Camp Verde at 3:00pm.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Camp Verde United Methodist Church, P O Box 1245, Camp Verde, AZ 86322.

An online guestbook is available at

Information provided by survivors.