Jim Larson was born on August 8, 1953 in Seattle, Washington and passed to his eternal home on Friday, December 14, 2012 after a courageous 14-month battle with Prion disease,(known as CJD). He will never be forgotten. He grew up in Kent, Washington with an adventurous spirit: getting his pilot’s license at the age of 16, he enjoyed flying and also boating and fishing the San Juan Islands. Spending hours in his shop, he loved working with his hands and finding happiness in his ability to design his next project. He enjoyed hosting friends and family on his custom-designed patio with a beautiful view of the landscaping he labored on. On June 19, 1986, he married the love of his life, Linda. Together they raised four outstanding children: Kalene, Lindsay, Emily, and Kyle. He was a devoted, inspirational father: Jim shared with them his love for the outdoors and anything that was fun.In 1982, he started State Farm office in Bellevue. He made many lifelong friends and the highlight of his week was his luncheons with his “old gang”.Jim will be well-remembered for his love of people. He was a man of faith, integrity, and generosity. He lived and died with a sense of being in a “win-win” situation, desiring to be with his family, but also knowing where he would spend his eternity.The Larson family is grateful to God and all who provided gracious demonstrations of love and support in the months preceding his passing. The Celebration Service of Jim’s life will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Westminster Chapel at 2:30 P.M in Bellevue, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made towards a memorial bench at the Kirkland waterfront.