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Inger Larson
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Inger Marie Larson, 43, passed away Feb. 8 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born July 2, 1966 in Modesto, she attended schools in Ripon and college in Chicago. She had a smile to light up a room. She was bright and hard working. She loved children and during her teen years was a favorite babysitter for friends.

She was a member of a championship volleyball team at Ripon High School and the teammates continued a close relationship. During her illness several teammates gave up class reunion time to spend it with her.

During her college years she spent several summers as a counselor at a youth camp at Mission Springs in the Santa Cruz area. Because of her love for children, she chose a major in elementary education at North Park University in Chicago. Her love of reading led her to also major in literature. She pursued her career in education for a few years but then found a new career with Crate and Barrel. She advanced through the management ranks to ultimately manage three different stores. Lately she held a regional position with the company in inventory allocation. Her career took her to several cities, but most recently in the Seattle area.

Survivors include her parents, Phyllis and Dale Larson of Escalon; sister Sharon Larson of Little Rock, AR.; and several loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Graveside services will be private at Turlock Memorial Park. A memorial service was held on Monday, Feb. 15 at Escalon Covenant Church.

Memorial gifts may be made to the campership fund at Mission Springs Conference Center, 1050 Lockhart Gulch Road, Scotts Valley, CA 95066.

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The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Feb. 17, 2010