Passed away peacefully in Petaluma on June 19, 2013 at the age of 82 years. Devoted wife of the late Paul Balfour and loving companion of the late Herm Jensen. Loving mother of Gary Balfour and his wife Mary of Orangevale, and the late Larinda Balfour and Larry Balfour. Cherished grandmother of Joe Balfour, Nicholas (Heather) Balfour and Jennifer Balfour and great-grandmother of Jack Balfour. Dear sister of Marie, Melvin, and Virginia all of Oklahoma. Survived by several nieces and nephews. "Bert" has been a resident of Petaluma for over 60 years and worked at Northbay Savings for 25 years. She started working as a bank teller and retired as a Senior Vice-President. She will be remembered by her warm smile and her constant love and devotion to her family. An Urnside service will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Liberty Cemetery, Petaluma. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma, CA 94952. Family assisted by PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 763-4131.
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from June 22 to June 24, 2013