When a Ruston School reunion was held in 2008, Rod Larson was able to attend and hear from countless adults about how he had influenced them as children. His legacy of care and leadership was passed to new generations, who in turn have passed them on again. His attendance at the reunion was the most talked about part of the event and very important to those who were able to see him.
A service will be held this Thursday, April 4th at 1pm at New Tacoma Cemetery. Mr. Larson's family wants all former students to know they are welcome to attend and say a final goodbye.The obituary from Sunday's News Tribune is available here. You can leave comments and well wishes for the family.
Rodney Larson's life is a testament to how teachers/coaches/mentor touch us and change us and improve our world. His life was important to Ruston even if most of our current residents (including me) never met him. Well done, Mr. Larson, well done. Thank you for your legacy. May your footsteps echo long in the hallways of the still-standing school building you loved and your voice echo long in the hearts of the students who loved you.
|1949 field trip to visit Washington Governor Monrad Wallgren|
|Larson both taught and served as principal (undated)|