Jerone (Jerry) Cameron Larsen
SPRUCE PINE -- Jerone (Jerry) Cameron Larsen, 75, of Spruce Pine, died at home Sept. 9, 2016, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. A Celebration of his life will be scheduled in early 2017.
Jerry was born on April 30, 1941, to Clifford and Evelyn Larsen, of Oldham, South Dakota. He was the second of six children, growing up with three sisters, Elaine, Dianne and Janet, and two brothers, Eugene and Dean. His family moved to Milaca, Minnesota, when he was 5 years old. He graduated from Milaca High School in 1959. He graduated from Concordia College in Nebraska in 1966, moving from there to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he lived for several years.
Jerry chose his partner, George Fowler, in 1963. They lived together in Minneapolis where he began a career in architectural design and construction. In 1979, they moved to Connecticut where he established his own business, “You’re Next.” He was well known for his innovative designs and beautiful artwork and had several employees who loved working for him.
After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, he and his partner were married in Palm Springs, California, March 6, 2013. They continued to live in Norwalk, Connecticut, until February of 2014, when Jerry closed his business and they moved to Spruce Pine.
Jerry is survived by his spouse, George Fowler, his brother, Gene, and his wife, Ginny, of Covington, Georgia, his sister, Elaine Millam, of Palm Springs, his sister, Dianne Herrera, and her husband, Ralph, of Wabasha, Minnesota, his brother, Dean, and his wife, Alecia, of Columbus, Ohio, and his youngest sister, Janet, and her husband, Ron, of Palm Springs, plus a host of nieces and nephews who have all loved him dearly and will sorely miss him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Evelyn Larsen, in 2006; his brother-in-law, Donald Millam, in 2012; and his nephew, Matthew Larsen, in 2014.
Memorials and remembrances can be sent to Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville.