Jeff Moriarty Larson, 36, of Billings died Thursday, June 2, 2005.
A memorial service for Jeff will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Dahl Funeral Chapel, 10 Yellowstone Ave., Billings.
Jeff was born Feb. 21, 1969. He grew up in
Billings and spent many weekends in the mountains at his aunt's cabin. This taught him to appreciate the fragility of nature. An avid reader, Jeff could discuss a variety of topics.
After graduating from Billings West High School, he went on to obtain a bachelor of science degree in diesel technology from Montana State University-Northern. When he allowed himself time to relax, he spent it fishing at Fresno Reservoir, gold panning in the Zortman area or searching for treasures in remote areas.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Betty and Armor Larson, Alyce and Bill Moriarty, Frank Huestis and Myrtle Schafnitz; uncle, Harry Larson; great-aunt, Betty Bice; and great-grandmother, Mabel Reynolds.
Survivors include his parents, John and Deirdre Schafnitz of Billings, and Jerry and Lana Larson of Shelby; sister, Bridgette (Cory Ewing) Larson; stepbrothers, Ryan (Trey) Larson and Jay (Jen) Larson; grandparents, John (Margaret Scott) Schafnitz and Margaret Huestis; uncles and aunts, Kathryn (Gene) Busch, Michael Moriarty, Diann (Roger) Ogren, Peg (Mark) Frey, Padraic (Kristin) Moriarty, Linda Larson, Harold (Becky) Larson, Albert (Jeannie) Larson, Jim (Alana) Larson, Paul Larson, Margaret (Frank) Hernandez; cousins, Jay (Brenda) Ellis, Aaron (Joni) McLees, Jon (Gina) Ogren, Nelson (Lori) Nelson, Heather (Randy) Harmon, Kurt (Martha) Busch, Scott (Brenda) Busch; and numerous others.
Memorials may be sent to the Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society's Conservation Education Center at Riverfront Park, P.O. Box 1075, Billings, MT 59103.