Corey Lee Larsen passed away on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2022 at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Nampa, ID with his loving wife Estella and his children by his side.
A viewing will be held at Dakan Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 5 p.m. A full memorial service will be held at the Marsing Legion Hall on Thursday, Junuary 13, 2022 at 1 p.m.
Corey was born May 22, 1970 in Caldwell, ID to Robert and Sharon (Finkbeiner) Larsen, the youngest of five children. Corey grew up on the family farm in the Jump Creek area SW of Marsing, ID where he attended Marsing High School participating in sports and other activities. Corey was an exceptional student and graduated as Valedictorian of his senior class in 1988.
Upon graduation from high school, Corey attended Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, OR and received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from OIT in 1993. Always one to have fun and explore new avenues, Corey invested and won $10,000 in the first Idaho Lottery of 1990. That jackpot was very helpful with purchasing his first computer along with school costs and housing during his college career.
After graduating from OIT, Corey moved back to Marsing and worked at various odd jobs in the area until he landed a gig with Micron Technology at Nampa, ID in 1996. Corey moved up the ranks of Micron rapidly and at the time of his passing was one of the lead hardware engineers in the Boise Complex. He was a dedicated employee and was one of their primary outreach engineers responsible for expanding Micron products to China, Taiwan, and Malaysia.
Corey married Monica Larsen on April 22, 1995 and resided in Marsing for 7 years until Monica’s grandmother Patricia Lootens passed away in 2002. They then moved into the Lootens' house in 2003 to help care for Mrs. Lootens' daughter Donna. Corey always tried to provide a stable home environment for his family and will be remembered in that regard.
When he wasn't working at Micron, Corey partook in many different hobbies. He would occasionally go on fishing and hunting outings with friends. There were moments he caught little fries, and other times, he caught some real monsters. At home, Corey would tinker with a variety of DIY projects. He built his own computer with a transparent tower case and memory chips he helped build at Micron. However, his most proud project was a mobile chicken tractor which used natural methods to "eat up" all the weeds.
Corey was also an avid sports fan and would watch almost every sport that one can find on TV and in person. He especially enjoyed watching his children play for his hometown Marsing Huskies where he was often the loudest fan in the crowd. His two favorite sports were basketball and golf.
Later in life, Corey met Estella (Perez) Larsen where they would marry on August 4th, 2019 and share their life together. They were in a relationship for seven years and married for three. Good times and special moments were bountiful the whole time they were together. The home they shared was also the home his parents had resided in many years past. Family was always important to Corey, both old and new.
Corey was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Sharon and half brother John Miller. He is survived by his wife Estella Larsen; children Ashley, Josh, and Jake; step children Aiesha, Jasmine, Dasia, Mya; and two grandchildren. His remaining siblings are Debbie Urizar, Steve Larsen, and Evan Miller along with many nieces and nephews.
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