Paula Larson

paula larson

Paula’s service will be livestreamed below at 10 AM, Thursday, July 27th

Paula Rae Larson, beloved sister, mother, and grandmother, passed away in her home on July 22nd, 2023 surrounded by her children, surrounded by love.

Paula Rae Larson was born in Fargo, North Dakota, on May 23rd, 1955 to Duane (Doc) and Mary (Schneider) Evanson. Paula, long envied by her sisters for her natural intelligence, graduated from North Fargo High School in 1973. Following graduation, Paula began working in Café’s as a server, which was how she met the father of her children, Lowell Larson. The two were married on July 15th, 1977. This marriage produced a beautiful family. Paula worked in the retail and food industries, until she retired in 2012. Paula’s real pride in life was her children, whom she loved fiercely. Paula had many hobbies and interests, but her favorite pastimes included Law & Order (all of them!) true crime novels, logic puzzles, and a great affinity for anything chocolate… and always being quick with a witty joke or comeback.

After a decades long battle with Alexander Disease, Paula spent the last year and a half of her life living with her family and enjoying the time she had left on earth. Paula was able to spend her last moments with her children, just as she wished, until she passed on July 22, 2023. Paula is preceded in death by her infant son, Lowell Jr., her brother Michael Evanson, her parents, Doc and Tootie Evanson, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Paula is survived by her two sisters, Robin (Scott) Sauvageau and Dottie (Jeff) Hiller, Rory (Deb) Evanson, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces and nephews, Lowell Larson and their 5 children, Jody (Billie) Larson, Lannis (Andrea) Larson, Miranda (Jarret) Larson-Vossler, Amber (Jon Zimmerman) Larson, and Kimberly (Joel Anderson) Larson; 7 grandchildren, Ty Larson, Elijah Burley, Miley Larson, Lucas Larson, Micah Larson, Tate Larson, Trent Larson; and 3 bonus grandchildren, Leah Stumbo, Brittany Higdem, and Millie Brown.


Visitation: July 27, 2023 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Funeral: July 27, 2023 10:00 am

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  1. Paula, such a sweet and funny lady not lacking whatsoever in the personality dept her children are wonderful.

  2. My heart breaks for your family. May you find peace and light in these difficult days. Thinking of you, Amber.

  3. Sorry for your loss . I wasn’t aware that she had Alexander disease. I won’t be able to attend her funeral but know my thoughts are with you.

  4. Thinking of Paula’s family at this time.
    Sending love from her Fargo North class of 73 🙏💕

  5. I’m sorry for your lost but I’m glad you will have a good life in heaven. I’ll miss you very much Paula

    • I’m sorry I couldn’t come to your funeral grandma Paula and I am sorry that you past away. I love you, and miss you very much and I hope you have a very good life in heaven. Love ❤️❤️ Brookie Eide.

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