Born Stuart, Iowa. Lived many years in Santa Rosa. Preceded in death by parents Lauritis and Alma Andersen and beloved husband Leonard Halvorsen. Survived by son George Halvorsen, daughters Linda Polverari and Betty Castle; grandchildren Matthew, Stephen, Jason and Ann-Marie; great-grandchildren David, James, and Jacob. Died at Redding, California. Private service. Memorials to the .

Published Online in the Press Democrat from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2013