Harriett Mae Larsen was born on October 14, 1925 in Stirum, ND to John and Agnes McDermott. She died peacefully on Sunday, October 7, 2018 in Albuquerque, NM. Harriett was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis M. Larsen, and son, Bruce A. Larsen. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Larsen and Jo Cito; grandsons, Ian Larsen, Michael Cito (Allison), Marc Cito (Alana), and Joseph Cito (Amy); and great-grandchildren, Luke, Gianna, Dillon, and Daniel Cito. Harriett graduated from St. John's Hospital School of Nursing in Fargo, ND at the age of 21. She married Lewis in 1948 after he served in the Army in WWII. They moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1952. Harriett worked many years as a nurse in the emergency room at Lovelace until the age of 70. She received her B.S. degree in nursing from UNM when she was 66 years old. Harriett loved her family and loved working in her yard and playing bridge. She loved baking especially during the holidays. Harriett was very involved in all of her grandsons' lives. Due to her Alzheimer's disease, she did not always recognize us but she always remained kind and sweet. We all will miss her very much.
The Rosary will be recited on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Annunciation, 2532 Vermont St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 with Mass to follow at 8:30 a.m. Harriett will be laid to rest with her husband at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Share Your Care Alivio Fund which provides Alzheimer's and dementia patients with day care, or a charity of your choosing. Thank you to all at Bear Canyon Share Your Care, Kindred Hospice, Touched by a White Dove, and all our wonderful neighbors for helping us through this very difficult time.