LITTLE ROCK – A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday for Carolyn Larson Harman of Little Rock, the daughter of the founder and first president of Little Rock Junior College, the predecessor institution of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Harman died Saturday. She was 85.
The widow of William M. Harman, Carolyn Larson Harman attended LRJC during her father’s tenure and later graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. A long-time employee of Corn Insurance Agency, she enjoyed international travel and was known for her humor, wit, and avid bridge playing.
Her father, for whom UALR’s first building was named, was instrumental in establishing LRJC in 1927, and was its first president until his death in 1949.
The school became Little Rock University, a four-year college, in 1957 and merged with the University of Arkansas system in 1969.
Carolyn Larson Harman is survived by her brother, John A. Larson of Salisbury, N.C.; nephew John "Bo" Larson of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and niece Laura A. Wells of Bartlett, Ill.
The service will be at Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth Funeral Home in Little Rock.