Cleo grew up in Price, Utah – the oldest of four children – graduating from Carbon High School before meeting the love of her life in Garth Larsen who was serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Cleo always took pride in her appearance, and after completing beauty school, she enjoyed the opportunity to share her knowledge to help others look their best.
Cleo loved serving those around her – especially her family - and as an active member of the Church, she had many callings in the Young Women’s and Relief Society programs, but always said her favorite calling was that of YW Camp Director.
Cleo and Garth were married on January 2, 1943 in San Francisco. They were sealed for eternity on June 24, 2000 in the St. George Temple. Cleo is survived by a large family, including 10 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren and will long be remembered by those who knew and loved her.