APA Past President Ted Larimer Dies at 91

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 2:35 pm  

Ted Larimer, the former publisher of the Green Forest Tribune and past president of the Arkansas Press Association, died Saturday at his home in Green Forest. He was 91 years old.

Theodore Evert "Ted" Larimer, the former publisher of the Green Forest Tribune and past president of the Arkansas Press Association, died Saturday at his home in Green Forest. He was 91 years old.

A visitation is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Nelson Funeral Chapel in Green Forest. A funeral is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel.

Larimer was born Sept. 30, 1920 in Parsons, Kan. After more than three years in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he purchased the Green Forest Tribune newspaper and moved his wife, Margaret, and two sons to Green Forest (Carroll County) in 1946. He and his family published the newspaper until August 1988.

In addition to being president of the Arkansas Press Association, Larimer served as the mayor of Green Forest for 20 years and was chairman of the Carroll County Democratic Central Committee for 15 years.

Larimer also served on three different state boards: the Commemorative Commission, State Parks and Tourism and State Planning Commission.

He is survived by one son, Thomas Raymond and wife Pamela Larimer of Maumelle; two sisters, Juanita Jane Ellis of Green Forest and Betty and husband Richard Neal of Berryville; one daughter-in-law, Gail Larimer of Eureka Springs; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Larimer's son, Tom, is the executive director of the Arkansas Press Association.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Yell Masonic Lodge No. 64, P.O. Box 195, Green Forest, AR 72638. 

The full obituary is available here.

 

 

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