Edythe J. Larsson, 94

Homemaker, active in church

January 26, 2007

Edythe J. Larsson, a homemaker and former longtime Kensington resident, died of pneumonia Sunday at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. She was 94.

The former Edythe Dagmar Johnson was born in Bird Island, Minn., and moved with her family to Greeley, Colo. She attended North Park College in Chicago.

During World War II, she moved to Washington and worked as a secretary for the FBI.

While working in Washington, she met and married Alcott J. Larsson, a naval officer, in 1945, and settled in Kensington. They were longtime active members of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, where Mrs. Larsson was a member of the women's ministry, missions outreach and was a Sunday school teacher.

They often entertained missionaries, and when her husband retired from his job as a supervising engineer with the Federal Aviation Administration, they took an extended trip to South America and Central America to visit their church's missionaries. They moved to Charlestown in 1994.

Services were held yesterday.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Lowell Larsson of Baltimore; a brother, David Johnson of San Diego; two sisters, Pearl Grimwood of Loveland, Colo., and Ruth Swanson of Greeley, Colo.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A daughter, Risa Warren, died in 1989.

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