Obituary: Ella Larkin Oct. 15, 1933 – Oct. 7, 2016

ELLA CATHERINE LARKIN Oct. 15, 1933 – Oct. 7, 2016

On October 7, 2016, Ella Catherine Larkin went to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family at the age of 82. Ella was a resident of Belen (Rio Communities,) New Mexico for the past 24 years. Before this, she resided in Los Alamos, NM for approximately 18 years. Ella was born October 25, 1933 to Frank R. and Matilda Adams in Blairsville, Pennsylvania.

Ella married the love of her life, James E. Larkin, on February 26, 1955 and joined him on a life journey. She lived many places across the country while her husband served in the United States Air force and later worked for Los Alamos National Laboratory. After retirement, they settled in Belen, NM but their traveling continued as they enjoyed camping while visiting family and friends across the country in their motor home.

She was an animal lover and was able to enjoy the companionship of many dogs and cats throughout her life. She treated all of her furry friends as if they were her children. One of her favorite past times was playing golf and she was able to enjoy many late afternoon rounds while at home and also had the opportunity to play golf in many states while traveling. She was also an excellent seamstress and loved making things for the entire family. Lastly, we will never forget her love of cooking as she always made sure our house was a home.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Frank Adams Jr and Glenn Adams; and sister, Mary Ann Lisse.

Ella is survived by her husband of 62 years, James E. Larkin; sons, James Larkin of Layton, Utah, and Scott and Margaret Larkin, of Los Alamos, NM; grandchildren, Olivia Roberts, James Larkin, and Ariana Larkin; and great grandchild, Evelyn Roberts. She is also survived by her brother Donald Adams of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 12th at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen chapel beginning at 10:00 a.m, with the family receiving friends at 9:30AM. A reception will follow at Noblin Funeral Service Reception Hall. Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to your local hospice. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 505.864.4448, where an online guest register is available at