Joseph Mahon

West Valley City, Utah, 1982-2018

Joseph Patrick Mahon, 36, of West Valley City, Utah, died Oct. 4, 2018.

Funeral mass for Joseph will take place on Saturday, March 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres, 4914 S 2000 W in Taylorsville, Utah.

Joseph was was born June 15, 1982, at South Bend, Indiana. A lifelong Notre Dame fan, he moved to Salt Lake City with his family in 1993. He attended Eisenhower Middle School and Judge Memorial High school, where he was quarterback and graduated in 2001. In 2008 he enlisted in the Army and served at Al Asad Air base with the 731st EOD company.

Upon his honorable discharge, he worked with his father at Glacier Mechanical in Salt Lake City; Ashcroft in Oregon; University of Utah Health Center in Daybreak; Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City; and he was working for Carrier Corp in West Valley City at the time of his death.

Joseph is survived by his parents, Peggy and Maurice Mahon of Taylorsville; his sister, Colleen Croff (Danny, Caleb, Isaac, and Sedona) of South Jordan, Utah; his wife, April Mahon, and their combined eight children: Lily, Lia and Connor of Baker City, and Miya, Elise, Joseph, Evie, and baby Alice Mahon of Salt Lake City.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The EOD Warrior Foundation.

Patrick Galligan

Baker City, 1942-2019

Patrick Thomas Galligan, 76, of Baker City, died Feb. 18, 2019, at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City.

His memorial service was this morning at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel with Pastor Lennie Spooner of the First Church of the Nazarene officiating.

Patrick was born on Aug. 8, 1942, at Redmond to William and Margaret (Moulton) Galligan. For 33 years he was involved in the vocational program through Step Forward Activities. He had a great laugh, an infectious smile, he loved food and he loved to lay in the sun.

One of the most memorable things about Patrick was his ability to teach others how to love unconditionally. He will be sorely missed by his family, the residents and staff of Step Forward Activities and all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Patrick is survived by his brother, Bill Galligan; his nephew, Bill Galligan; and his second family at Step Forward.

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Lars Larson

Formerly of Baker City, 1935-2019

Lars Bernhard Larson Jr., 83, of Vancouver, Washington, and a former Baker City resident, died of a heart attack Feb. 12, 2019.

A celebration of his life will take place March 2 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church at 309 W. 39th St. in Vancouver.

Lars was born on Aug. 30, 1935, at Hot Lake, near La Grande, to Lars and Mary Larson. He spent his childhood in Baker City and graduated from Baker High School in 1953.

After serving in the Air Force, he moved to Portland. He attended Portland State University and Lewis & Clark Law School. He worked for Crown Cork & Seal in Portland.

Lars married Georgia Ann Larsen in 1970 and moved to Vancouver. They had a long, happy marriage and enjoyed traveling the world together. Georgia passed away in 2016.

Lars was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Vancouver. He volunteered in many roles there and with other community organizations.

Lars is survived by his son, Karl Bernhard Larson of Redwood City, California; his siblings, Audrey Moser, Barrie Larson and Carol Snyder; his in-laws, Ardyth Savage, Oliver Larsen and Rev. Ivan Larsen; many nieces and nephews; and his dear friend Zetta Reimers.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Sandra, and his brother, Eric.

The family asks that memorial donations be made to Trinity’s Memorial Fund,, or the Share House,