Mary Jean Larsen, born April 17, 1945 in San Francisco, California passed away Monday, August 2, 2021 in Doctors Medical Center, Modesto, California
Mary was born April 17, 1945 in San Francisco to Hennan V. Berntsen and Lorraine M. Berntsen. She also had a brother Raymond V. Berntsen who was born in San Francisco in 1947. When Mary was six years old the family moved to Sonora where her father pursued work as a plumbing contractor. Mary
attended Sonora Elementary School at the Dome. She attended Sonora Union High School where she was Student Body Treasurer her senior year. During high school she met Daryl Larsen and they became high school sweethearts. Mary and Daryl married in 1966.
After high school Mary worked for California State Automobile Association for three years. After marriage, she was able to travel with Daryl while he was in the Air Force. During that time she worked as a bank teller in Biloxi, MS and Burns, OR. After returning to Sonora in 1970 she was a stay-at-home
mom for a few years and then began a career as a real estate agent which she pursued for 3 8 years before her retirement. During those 38 years she worked for Century 21 (Mike Macon and Jack Cassinetto ), Segerstrom Realty and Realty World Wilson. She also found time to help out with the family cattle
Mary and Daryl had two children. Stacy, born in 1969 and Greg, born in 1972. Even after she started working, she always made time to support the children in their school activities and sports. Even with the busy work and school schedule, she took great pride in preparing a daily family sit-down supper and
discuss the days activities. Mary was also very proud of her grandchildren. She followed their school and sports activities very closly.
Mary was preceded in death by her mother and father-Herman and Lorraine Berntsen and her brother Raymond Berntsen.
Mary is survived by her husband of 55 years, Daryl Larsen, children and their spouses-Stacy and Abel Luna of Clovis, CA and Greg and Maria Larsen of Sonora, CA. Mary is also survived by her grandchildren-Kailyne Luna, Kylie Luna, Ansel Larsen and Elliot Larsen.
At Mary’s request, there will be no funeral or memorial services. Cremation is planned and inurnment will be at Mountain Shadow Cemetery in Sonora, CA. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
- Date of Death: 08/02/2021
- Age: 76
- Residence: Jamestown, CA