Tricia Diane French was born on November 8, 1977 in North Hollywood, CA to Noel and Nancy Larson. Her journey through this life ended in an accident on June 1, 2020 near her home in Orem, UT while riding bikes with her oldest daughter.
As a mother, wife, daughter, sister, relative, and friend Tricia was relentlessly positive, loving, generous, selfless, kind, compassionate, full of life, engaging, sincere, energetic, and genuine. She was willing to experiment and learn from mistakes. This made her an amazing athlete, an excellent teacher, and a great chef. Her strong desire to include everyone at all times along with her passion, thoughtfulness, and great sense of humor made everyone feel like they were special. She loved everyone she met, and they loved her. Her hardworking, tireless, driven, and motivated nature enabled her to achieve lofty goals.
Tricia loved God and family above all else and radiated the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all around her. She was sweet, pure, valiant, and patriotic. She was a peacemaker and the glue that held different people together. As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, she magnified her callings-even though she usually held more than one at a time.
Tricia learned to swim at an early age and loved swim team. She worked as a lifeguard, taught private lessons, and coached the Lindon Aquatic and Timpanogos High School swim teams. While living in the northwest, she began running and biking which lead her to compete and excel in triathlons-often winning her age group. After returning to Utah she developed a love of hiking, and she found ways to involve others in these activities.
Tricia was fond of all kinds of adventures and loved to experience new things. She loved the beach, mountains, and travelling to new places.
She was known for throwing elaborate parties for birthdays, holidays, and for any other reason she could think of. Tricia found excuses to create themed dinners including Chocolate Hotdog Day, Groundhog Day, Star Wars Day, French Day, and even corn, beef, hash (not corned beef hash).
She attended Bingham High School, Ricks College, and BYU where she made lasting memories with lifelong friends that she gained at each step along the way.
Growing up, Tricia was a peacemaker among her siblings. She was nurturing to her younger sisters and brother, and she was a good friend to her older brothers. She maintained strong relationships with each of her siblings and worked to keep everyone in the family united.
Tricia met Rob at BYU, and they were married February 19, 2000 in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with five blonde children. Always trying to improve the lives of her family, Tricia packed the calendar with learning, work, and fun activities. She took extraordinary efforts to spend enough time with her family while training extensively.
Tricia is survived by her husband: Robert Callahan French. Children: Robert Blaine, Isabelle Diane, Austin Guy, Talia Mae, and Anderson James French. Parents: Noel Goddard Larson, Nancy Lynn and Steven Blaine Webster. Siblings: Bryan Scott Larson, Steven Benjamin Webster (Amanda), Emily Anne Larson, Lindsay Aileen Tallent (Steven), Katherine Michelle Marcrum (Michael) and Kip Blaine Webster (Gabrielle). Roberts’s parents: Frances Nanieve and Robert Carlton French, Jr. Robert’s siblings Robyn Lee Stephen (Thomas), Heather Nanieve Scott (Jared), Monique Erin Pratt (Josh), Michael Davis French (Michelle), Debora Jeanne Sanders (Brian), and Rachael Dawn Beckstead (Jacob). She is also survived by many adoring nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the GoFundMe fund established on behalf of Tricia’s children at https://www.gofundme.com/f/tricia-french-memorial-fund
There will be a visitation on Monday, June 8 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home located at 646 East 800 North, Orem, UT 84097.
A Graveside will be held Tuesday, June 9 at 11:00am at the Orem City Cemetery located at 1520 North 800 East, Orem, UT 84097.
Life Story Info
I feel complete gratitude and thank my Heavenly Father that I got to met and know this amazing spirit. Everyone was a better version of themselves for knowing Tricia.
The light of Christ shone bright out her eyes. She cared for others and is one of the few humans on this earth that really knows how to listen. Tricia lived a life full of health, passion, great friends, Joy, Purpose, Wisdom, Hope and Love. Tricia finished her earthly race a bit to fast for our liking.
She leaves behind in our hearts many happy memories and her awesomeness lives on in all of her children. I can't wait to see what amazing things they will accomplish!
I made this playlist of songs that specifically remind me of memories with Tricia.
She would often dance, sing and bad lipsinc with my Sister Wendy.
What a fun bright soul!!! Love you Tricia- here is your mix tape.
Y.M.C.A.- Village People
Birdhouse In Your Soul -They Might Be Giants
Peaches - The Presidents of the United States of America
Dancing Queen- Abba
Take a chance on me- Erasure
Hey Hey We're the Monkees- The Monkees
Joy To The World-Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog-Three Dog Night
Singin' in the Rain
I'm Gonna Be - The Proclaimers
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head - BJ Thomas
Hey Jude- The Beatles
Down Under — Men at Work
There She Goes- The Boo Radleys
Bridge over troubled water- Simon and Garfunkel
Ain't no mountain high enough -Marvin Gaye
Happy Together- The Turtles
And of course any song that was played at LDS Stake Dances (Lady in Red, Electric Slide, Cotton Eye Joe, Kiss from a rose, and of course Alphaville's Forever Young,
Ace of Base – I Saw the Sign, Byan Adams songs)
To Rob, Robert, Isabelle, Austin, Talia and Anderson- You are Tricia's whole world and I promise she will always be your biggest fan and will be with you cheering you on forever! Sending all our love- the Bonsteels