ARTHUR EDWARD MAMER
Feb. 17, 1931 - Aug. 3, 2012
Art Mamer, 81, of Brawley, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 3, 2012, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Brawley, CA on February 17, 1931. His parents, John and Elizabeth Mamer, were a Brawley Pioneer family. They raised sixteen children of which Art was the 15th child. He was a long time member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and attended part of his elementary school years at Sacred Heart before the family moved to Anaheim, CA. Art attended Anaheim High School prior to entering the U.S. Air Force in 1952. He proudly served his country for 4 years during the Korean War with the Hq 479th AB OP Division. After his years in the service, he returned to his farming roots and in late 1963 he was employed by R.B. Wilson Co. where he began a life-long employment of labor, love and friendship with the Bob Wilson family until his death. During this time he also served his community for 27 years on the Magnolia school board.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his fifteen siblings. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Dolores (Wake) Mamer; his sons, Jim Mamer, Bob (Judy) Mamer, Fred (Cristi) Mamer of Brawley, Bill Mamer of Mission Viejo, CA and Jack Mamer of Chandler, AZ; along with his daughter, Joanne (Loren) Pratt of Maricopa, AZ, thirteen grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends.
In his later years he enjoyed the summers when he and Dolores took off in their motor home to meet friends for good times and cool weather. We will always remember his firm grip, the twinkle in his eyes, his love of playing a joke on a friend, his genuine care and concern for others, and his deep faith in God. He will be greatly missed.
A Memorial Mass is planned for Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brawley. A celebration of life luncheon will be held immediately following in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in his honor are made to
, Pioneers Memorial Hospital Foundation or a