Colette Engel Colette "Coco" Leah Engel (Larson) passed away on December 3rd, 2016 in Seattle, WA after a long battle with cancer. Coco was born on July 31, 1944 in Bremerton, WA to parents Paul and Arlene (Lillehaug) Engel, the second of three children. She graduated from high school in Tacoma, WA and graduated from Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in 1967 with a degree in Education. Coco married Alan W. Larson in 1971. This marriage later ended in divorce. From this marriage were born three sons, Alan Nathan "Nate", Ryan Paul, and Todd Reynold. In 1975 the Larson family moved to Big Sandy, MT to help Alan's parents with their farm. She went back to school at the age of 60 and became an RN. She continued to work as a nurse until her illness made it impossible to work. Coco was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Arlene. She is survived by her three sons, Alan "Nate" (Christie) Larson, Ryan (Julie) Larson, and Todd Larson; grandchildren Damian and Danica Larson; and sister Rosie Fabina Engel and brother Paul (Billie Sue) Engel. A celebration-of-life ceremony will be held in her honor on March 11, 2017 at 401 21st St. North, Black Eagle, MT, 59414, 2pm. All are welcome.
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