Theodore Edward (Ted) Larimer

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Theodore Edward Larimer, known to friends as "Ted," was born Aug. 23, 1943, in Wichita, Kan., a son of Theodore Evert Larimer and Margaret Oswald Larimer. A resident of Eureka Springs, he died Feb. 6, while on a business trip in Las Vegas, Nev. He was 63.

Ted moved to Carroll County when he was three. He grew up in Green Forest working in the family newspaper business which included The Carroll County Tribune and The Table Rock Gazette. He was graduated from Green Forest High School, attended Henderson State College, Arkadelphia, and the U.S. Defense Department Information School (journalism curriculum).

Ted served as editor, writer, photographer and graphics designer/typographer in the family corporation and later worked for various other newspapers. He was editor of The Caymanian, Grand Cayman, and, as a U.S. Navy journalist at Skynote, a U.S. Navy newspaper in Monterey, Calif.

Ted and Gail Pierce Larimer were married July 24, 1993, and together operated The Eureka! Connection, a  management and design company in Eureka Springs. Ted was art/design director for the Antique & Amusement Photographers International publications and Web master for various other client sites. His work earned him the prestigious Golden Web Award.

Ted was a member of Yell Masonic Lodge #64. He was an avid reader. His passion was music, expressed through the many hours spent at his piano keyboard.

Ted is survived by his wife Gail of the home; his father Theodore Larimer of Green Forest; step-daughter Leslie Leggett, husband Anthony and granddaughters Glory Anne and Raven of Eureka Springs; brother Tom Larimer, wife Pam, and son Evan of Maumelle, and daughters Melissa Celli of Austin, Texas and Megan Celli of San Marcos, Texas; plus many uncles, aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother Margaret Larimer and brother Roy Larimer.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Green Forest, Marvin Emmons officiating. Friends also are invited to gather at the New Delhi Restaurant at 2 N, Main St. in Eureka Springs, Monday, Feb. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101. Condolences may be sent to the family at <>.