LarriLou was born in Denver Colorado on November 4, 1956, to Clyde and Pearlie Kallsen. She was the youngest of 4 siblings. LarriLou grew up and lived her life in Brighton Colorado. She attended Brighton High School and was part of the Class of 1975.
LarriLou has held several jobs in her lifetime but the one that stands out the most is her job with The Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association. She was the Executive Director and Secretary for CTBA the past 23 years and considered the horseman part of her extended family. She always went above and beyond for her job and did so with a smile on her face. Wherever she went, she knew no strangers and made a lasting impression on everyone who met her.
One of Larrilou’s proudest moments in her life was becoming the mother to her son Joey. It was just the two of them until he passed away in March of 1999. When Joey was growing up, she made sure that everything they did was always an adventure and fun. Apart from becoming a mom, she took her role as Grammy and Aunt very seriously. All her nieces (Great), nephews (Great), and now great-great, can agree that being with Aunt LouLou or Grammy, would involve lots of smiles and laughter. She was the happiest anytime her granddaughters, family, or Disney was involved.
She is survived by her brother, Nick Kallsen; sister, Bonnie Arnold (Dale); nieces/nephews, Tonya Griess (Gordon), Troy Arnold (Tammy), Kyle Arnold (Joanna), Amy McIntyre (Jason), Terry Kallsen (Janette); great nieces/nephews, Shilah, Kacie (Beau), Wyatt, Caylin, Blaine, Dustin, Grace, Bristol, Remington; great-great niece, Penny; great-great nephew, Henry; friend, Mark Alpers, and his daughter Lindsey Alpers; and granddaughters, Jessica, Hailey, Makayla and Amanda Alpers.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Pearlie Kallsen; son, Joey Kallsen; brother, Terry Kallsen; sister in-law, Gloria Kallsen; great nephew, Garret Arnold; along with many other family members.
Memorials may be made in LarriLou’s name to the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation, 13123 E. 16th Ave., Box 045, Aurora, Colorado 80045; online, www.supportchildrenscolorado.org/.
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