Steve Larsen- wicked smart, maker of a mean martini and teller of long tales- lost his fight with cancer on December 10, 2022 at the age of 62. He was with his best friend and wife Shawnna Black in their home in Colorado.
Steve was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1960. He earned a bachelor's degree in Forestry from Utah State University in 1985. A former business owner and licensed electrician and estimator he spent the last six years at Primoris Renewable Energy where he was a Director and Senior Estimator. At Primoris, Steve was a treasured colleague and friend, a team-builder who found great joy in working with the people, the company, and the industry. He was known for his novel ideas and for mentoring others. His passion was sharing his knowledge and guiding people to be their best.
The essence of Steve was the outdoors, time spent hunting and fishing and appreciating good friends with a good beer and a good pair of boots. Working summers through college fighting forest fires with the Forest Service was where he would meet some of his closest friends that he had through the rest of his life. Annual bow and rifle hunting trips, backpacking trips to fish the Wind Rivers in Wyoming, and long-range boat fishing trips from San Diego to Mexico are what gave him great joy and life. He lived a life of no regrets. Steve was truly a Renaissance Man. Not only did he bring home the "wild game" but he loved the art of charcuterie and fermentation. From salami, braciola and corned meats to kimchi and sauerkraut. All his friends and neighbors will miss his culinary experiments.
Steve is survived by his best friend and wife, Shawnna Black; mother, Jan Larsen Sorensen; sisters, Kelly Larsen and Janalyan Schab; and numerous extended family members. In lieu of flowers choose a food bank in your local or global community to donate time or money.