McCullogh, Mercedes J. (Harriss),
78, of Garden Grove, died Thursday, February 28, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born October 11, 1934, in Marietta, Minnesota, the daughter of Harvey and Bernice Bersie. She was a resident of Orange County for over 50 years.
Mercedes is survived by her five children, Gail McCullogh Garner of Anaheim Hills, Krista McCullogh of Corona, Blair McCullogh of Garden Grove, Eric McCullogh of Garden Grove, and Paula McCullogh Basile of Anaheim Hills; six grandchildren, Bryan McCullogh, Jack McCullogh, Christina McCullogh, Hayley Basile, Jacob Basile, and Megan Garner; one great grandchild, Peyton Webb; one son-in-law, Vern Garner; one daughter-in-law, Susan McCullogh; and her brother, Richard Bersie of Kent, Washington.
Mercedes raised 5 children and worked 22 years as a Record Specialist for the City of Garden Grove Police Department. She was an accomplished cook and enjoyed playing cards, entertaining, decorating, and maintained long term relationships with many friends. In her later years, she loved working in her yard and caring for her loyal companion, Lucky, her Pomeranian.
A reception in memory of her life will be held at Mercedes' home in Garden Grove, CA on Saturday, March 16.