OBITUARY

Mary Elizabeth Amundson

February 18, 1924February 15, 2014
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Mary (Carruba) Amundson February 18, 1924-February 15, 2014 Mary Elizabeth (Carruba) Amundson, an Arcadia CA resident of over 50 years went to be with her Lord on February 15th 2014. She went home in her house, surrounded by her family, during her 90th birthday celebration. It was an appropriate farewell celebration for someone who lived for and loved her family. Mary was born on February 18, 1924 in a country farmhouse outside Margaret Alabama the 7th of 12 children to Salvatore “Sam” and Jesse Carruba. She is survived by sisters Susie (Leland) Holcomb and Geneva Ferguson. Mary met and soon married Staff Sergeant Milton Amundson of Wisconsin while working in Birmingham Alabama. The couple moved to California. The marriage produced four children, twins Melva and Melvin Amundson (both deceased) Linda LeBlanc and Peter (Jackie) Amundson. Milt predeceased her in 1973. Mary loved family and friends, and she had an overwhelming amount of both. Her generous heart and Southern manners were always treasured. I think the only thing Mary enjoyed more than her children were her grand and great grand children. Mary leaves behind 18 grand children, 18 great grand children and 5 great great grand children. The Midwest country farm boy and this cotton picker coal miner’s daughter have left a legacy, one that values the love of family. Mary Amundson’s body will be laid to rest next to her husband at Turner and Stevens Live Oak Memorial Park 200 E. Duarte Rd. Monrovia California. Viewing will be held in the Chapel on Friday February 21 from 5-8 pm Funeral Service will take place in the Chapel on Saturday February 22nd at 1:00 with graveside immediately following.

Arrangements under the direction of Turner & Stevens Live Oak Mortuary, Monrovia, CA.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 21, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 22, 2014
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Mary Elizabeth Amundson

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March 7, 2014

Deborah Morgan Early Beautifully said Peter. Think of the happy times together. Love y'all n praying for u!

March 7, 2014

Anneliese Acosta: I will.miss her so many memories...

February 21, 2014

Our hearts go out to the family. Take comfort in God for he is close to those that are broken at heart.

Ashley Short-Hess

February 21, 2014

I could not have asked to be part of a better family. It has been more than 10 years since I lost my best friend, my grandma Melva, and I still feel her touch everyday. I know I will feel you everyday too grandma Mary. I am blessed to have so many memories of us laughing, smiling and even cooking together. I know God called you home when he was ready for you, I am just so thankful he let me be there to kiss you goodbye and tell you how much I love you. Tell the love of your life Milt and my love, my grandma Melva all the fun happy stories of this loving family you raised! We will always love and miss you!

Randall Spence

February 20, 2014

Aunt Mary was always kind and gracious to us. I remember when I was 11 and we came from Alabama to visit Aunt Mary and Uncle Pete and family for a month in the summer. Such fond memories of an aunt and uncle who were the epitome of loving and gracious hosts. Even in my last visit with her in her home she sought to be a gracious host as she brought us cookies and soda. I will miss her but know that our loss is Heaven's gain. Go with God, Aunt Mary, go with God. Our prayers continue for the family.

Jack Galbreath

February 20, 2014

Will miss you very much Aunt Mary , You was a very good person all threw life

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