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

Martin Donald Larralde Jr.

1929 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Martin Donald Larralde Jr. Obituary
Martin Donald Larralde Jr. September 23, 1929 - September 1, 2013 Visitation for Martin Donald Larralde Jr. will be held at Basham Funeral Care (3312 Niles Street) on Sunday September 8, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park on Monday September 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Martin's life passions were first, his love of family and secondly, his love for the sheep industry. Martin was born in Susanville, CA on September 23, 1929. Was educated there and later at St. Elizabeth Schools in Oakland, CA before entering his lifetime love and desire for the sheep industry. He remained in the industry in California and Nevada until October 31, 2007 when he retired because of advanced age and ill health. His departure will leave an indelible void in many hundreds of Peruvian, French, Spanish, Mexican men he adopted and remained a friend and mentor for over 57 years. He will remain in their and our lives with loving thoughts and prayers. Martin is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Karen; and sons, Lance Larralde and Steven Spradley. Extended family members include his sister, JoFrances Ansolabehere and her children, Paul Ansolabehere and Jean Michel McClure as well as innumerable nieces and nephews in the Larralde and Ansolabehere families. He is preceded in death by parents, Martin and Marie Larralde, natives of the Basque country of France and Spain and entered the United States in the early 1900's through Ellis Island. He is also preceded by his sister, Marie Larralde Ansolabehere on December 27, 2003. For additional information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Sept. 6, 2013
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