ALBIN "FRED" LARSON, 87, of Waco, TX passed away
unexpectedly on Oct. 25, 2013.
Fred was born in Waco, TX, on Aug. 11, 1926, to
Albin & Hildegarde Larson. He grew up in Ranger,
TX, graduating from Ranger High School in 1944. He
enlisted in the Army Air Corps, but the war ended
before he was deployed. He attended Texas A&M
University where he studied Electrical Engineering,
but transferred to TCU to earn a degree in Commerce.
After graduating he moved to Houston, TX to work in
the oil and gas industry where he met his future
wife, Barbara Annette Hendley.
Fred & Barbara married in 1953 and made their home
in Houston, where they reared their two sons. Once
the boys were grown, Fred & Barbara enjoyed traveling
around the world. Retiring after many years at Exxon
and then Transwestern Pipeline Company, they moved
to Waco to live near his cousins and their life-long
friends, Max and Dorothy Ervin. While in Waco, Fred
was active in the local Kiwanis club & their projects;
his favorite being when they built wheelchair ramps
at the homes of the less fortunate. Fred's hobbies
included painting, scale modeling, jigsaw puzzles,
golf, and fishing. His sister was Gladys Larson
Crawley (RHS-1938) who married Price Crawley (RHS-1932).
At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife,
Barbara; his two sons, Steve Larson and wife, Blythe,
of El Paso and Greg Larson of Houston; and grand-
children, Nicholas, Christopher, Connor, Jesica,
Cali and Chelsea.