Beth Petersen Florence Larsen, 87, passed away August 17, 2011. She was born August 18, 1924 to Vern L. Petersen and Alvera Petersen in Salt Lake City. Married Harvey Ray Florence and had four children.\n\nBeth retired from the University of Utah Costume department and Pioneer Memorial Theater. Throughout most of her life, her favorite hobbies were ceramics with her sister, mother, and daughters and playing the guitar.\n\nShe married John Darrel Larsen, October 27, 2000 and was later sealed in the LDS Manti Temple. John brought great joy to her life.\n\nBeth is survived by her daughter, Sharon L. Coleman and stepchildren: Jerry and Paul Larsen, Mareah Curtis, and Beverly Elms. Along with 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and a sister Beverly Derr. She is preceded in death by her husband Ray Florence and John Larsen, Patricia Sorensen, daughter, Richard and Kelly, sons, Lola and Dorothy, sisters, Bud, brother, and parents.\n\nFuneral services will be held Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 12 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S State, Murray, UT. A visitation service will be held one hour prior to the services at the same location. Interment at Elysian Burial Gardens.