Friday, January 18, 2008

Andrea Louise Larson Forsyth 1947-2008

Our beloved Nana, mother, sister, and friend, Andrea, ended her courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by loved ones at the LDS Hospital on Thursday, January 17, 2008.
Andrea was born September 9th, 1947 in Havre, Montana to Andrew Walter Larson and Loretta Ann Menge.
She married her eternal companion, Douglas Richard Forsyth, in the Salt Lake City Temple on November 3, 1967. They resided in Orem for thirty-six years where they happily raised their five children.
Andrea was blessed with many gifts and talents. She loved singing and the performing arts. She enjoyed gardening, and was a wonderful cook and seamstress. Andrea playfully referred to herself as a “Domestic Goddess”! She was an active member of the Sharon Park 2nd Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She served in a number of positions over the years. She was a strong supporter of Scouting and a proud mother of three Eagle Scouts and one “Brownie”.
Andrea gave ten years of service to the Alpine School District, through her tireless effort serving on the school board. She was referred to as the “Champion for students with disabilities”. She co-founded the “ Possibilities Unlimited” Conference, to help other parents of children with special needs.
Andrea is survived by her children, Douglas Richard Jr. (Jodi), Colorado; Darren Scott (Jamie), Saratoga Springs; Daniel Patrick (Emily) Nevada; Alisha Louise Heath (Corbet), Highland; Dustin Michael, Orem, seventeen grandchildren, and many loving family and friends.
She has been re-united with her husband, parents, two brothers, two brothers-in-law, and two nephews.
We wish to express our deepest gratitude for the LDS Hospital Bone-Marrow Transplant Team for their tireless efforts in caring for our mother.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 2:oo in the Sharon Park 2nd Ward Chapel, 200 North 200 East in Orem. Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sundberg-Olphin Mortuary, 495 South State St. Orem, and also one hour prior to the services at the Ward chapel on Tuesday. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery.