Mary Virginia Calder(1921 - 2013)

Mary Virginia Calder May 26, 1921 - September 27, 2013 Mary was born in Kelso Valley on May 26, 1921 and passed away suddenly on the afternoon of September 27, 2013. She was the first of six children born to Ida Butterbredt and Manuel Izquierdo. Her mother and grandmother where both born in the Kern Valley area, and were descendents of the Butterbredt-Appaletea families. Her father immigrated from Val Verde, Spain. At an early age the family moved to Bakersfield and ultimately settled in the Rosedale area where Mary grew up. Mary went to Rosedale and Greeley schools and attended Bakersfield High School. Mary married Merle Calder at Saint Francis Church on November 22, 1946 and moved to their new home approximately two miles west of her family home. They had two children; Michael and Patty and were together until his passing on November 6, 1973. Mary enjoyed many friendships in two organizations that she belonged to; Native Daughters of the Golden West and Native American Heritage Preservation Council of Kern County. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Grant, Louie and Joe Izquierdo. She is survived by her son, Mike; daughter, Patty; granddaughters, Michelle and Brandie; great grandson, Cody; sister, Dolores Torigiani; and brother, Alfred "Bud" Izquierdo. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation is scheduled to be held in the Basham Funeral Care Chapel (3312 Niles Street) on Monday, October 7, 2013 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. and grave side service will immediately follow at Greenlawn Cemetery (3700 River Blvd.) In lieu of flowers please make a contribution in Mary's name to Native Daughters of the Golden West - Children's Foundation; 543 Baker Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 or Native American Heritage Preservation Council of Kern County, P.O. Box 1507, Bakersfield, CA 93302. For additional information, please call Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care

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Basham Funeral Care - Bakersfield
3312 Niles St.  Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 873-8200

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 4, 2013