Mary Margaret Roussel(1920 - 2013)

Mary Margaret Roussel "Mama Mary" June 21, 1920 - July 25, 2013 Mary Margaret Roussel, 93 of Bakersfield, Ca. entered into eternal peace on July 25, 2013.She was born on June 21, 1920 in Higbee Mo. The only child of John and Elizabeth Lynch, she graduated from Higbee High School and attended Moberly Jr. College. She came to Bakersfield with her Mother in 1944 to visit family friends and met the love of her life, Peter L. Roussel Sr. They were married in 1945 until his passing in 2000. Mom loved to travel and lived in many cities. She moved to Washington DC in 1942 where she worked for the War Department as an accountant. In later years she ran a marketing research business until our father's retirement. Together they traveled throughout the states in their motor home and were members of the Good Sams. Mother was an accomplished quilter and won many ribbons for her beautiful work. She was proud to be a member of the D.A.R. Her greatest love was her family. She is survived by her 3 children: Peter Jr. (Steffanie), John (Paulette) and daughter Maribeth partner Gary Sutherland. 8 grandchildren: Errol, Daria, Roxanna (Elias) Aubrey, Nash, Cooper (Maggy) Michael (Chantal) Andrew (Fiancee' Gina), 8 great-grandchildren: Dylan, Shane, Kellan, Jayden, Hanah, Sofia, Isabel and Antonio. Per our mother's request there will not be a funeral service. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. We would like to thank the following people. Evergreen Acute Care where mother lived the past 2 years. They were our angels and second family. Hoffman Hospice for making mothers final days peaceful. A big thank you to our mothers physician Dr. Shiue for his expertise and kindness throughout these many years. In Lieu of flowers please donate to the Bakersfield SPCA, 3000 Gibson Street Bakersfield Ca. 93308. Until we meet again... "Later Gator"

Funeral Home

Mish Funeral Home Oildale
120 Minner Ave Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 399-9391

Published in Bakersfield Californian on July 30, 2013