Opal Cubbison Larson Elgen

May 7, 1922 - April 28, 2016

Opal Cubbison Larson Elgen, of Bozeman, passed away in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, at the age of 93 on April 28, 2016. She was born to Alonzo A. Cubbison and Ethel Hancock Cubbison Versland in Custer, Montana, on May 7, 1922. 

Opal grew up in and spent most of her life in Montana, attending school in both Mankato and Greycliff. She married Carl R. Larson July 31, 1937, in Bozeman and they made their home in Big Timber before moving to Neihart to work in the mines, then on to Forks, Washington. They returned to Big Timber in 1948 before moving back to Bozeman in 1953 and living there for 35 years. They had two children, Victor and Karleen. Carl Passed away March 23, 1983.

Opal was employed at Phillips Book Store for 13 years and then retired from Montana State University Library in 1984. 

On January 15, 1987, Opal married a childhood friend Kenneth R. Elgen and moved to his farm at Deer Creek in Big Timber and then back to Bozeman. 

Opal is preceded in death by her husbands Carl Larson and Kenneth Elgen; her daughter Karleen Kraft; her brothers Leo and Elzie Cubbison; and her sisters Ruby Raisland, Mildred Grande and Inga Rodden. 

She is survived by her son Victor Larson and his wife Wava; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 

Opal’s final resting place will be in Big Timber at Mountain View Cemetery. Graveside services will be announced at a later date. 

Services were placed in the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home. Thoughts and condolences may be sent to Opal’s family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com.



I love you and miss you so much, Grandma. You will forever be missed. Forever your Granddaughter, Marcy, whom you named Marcella after the storybook girl who owned Raggedy Ann and Raggety Andy. I love you Always. Your Marcy

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