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Larita Joyce Bertrand

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Larita Joyce Bertrand Obituary
Larita Joyce Bertrand May 5, 1939 - February 21, 2013 Larita Joyce Bertrand passed away peacefully on February 21, 2013. She was preceded in death by her father, Leroy Wilson Shellenberger and her mother, Ella Marie Sloss. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Floyd Eugene Bertrand; her son, Michael Anthony Bertrand; her daughter, Laurri Diann Jones; three grandchildren - Sarah Bertrand, Paul Bertrand, and Leah Jones; and one great grandson, Hayden Williams; sister, Kay Gentry; and brother Michael Shellenberger. Larita was born in Bakersfield, California on May 5, 1939. She was raised in Buttonwillow, until she married and joined her husband in Europe while he served in the U.S. Army. She resided throughout her adult life in Bakersfield. She was generous with her love and her laughter, and was a deeply beautiful soul, loved by many. She was an artist with many talents, spending countless hours in retirement on beautiful, award winning quilting projects that she worked on at home and with her many quilting friends. The family wishes to extend deep gratitude to everyone at Golden Living Center in Shafter, and especially Maria Martinez, and to Debbie Davidson and Mark Williams of Hoffman Hospice for the loving care they provided to Larita and to her family during her last months of life. We will deeply miss her love and laughter, her hugs and kisses, and hearing her sweet voice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hoffman Hospice. Funeral services were held on February 25, 2013 at Greenlawn Southwest. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Mar. 17, 2013
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