Mary Elizabeth Kettle Larkin

Mary Elizabeth Kettle Larkin

July 03, 1942 - May 04, 2008

Mary Elizabeth Kettle Larkin

July 03, 1942 - May 04, 2008


Mary Elizabeth Kettle Larkin, age 66, of Laguna Niguel, California died in her sleep on Saturday, May 3. Born in Evanston, Illinois on July 3, 1942 to Fletcher Coonrad Kettle and Evelyn Bernice Burkett Kettle.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Charlie Kettle and her nephew Marcus Kettle.

She is survived by her son, Bryan Charles Larkin, his wife Sandra and her grandchildren Isabella Torri and Ethan Fletcher, her niece Pamela Kettle and grandniece Jordan Kettle.

She was a wonderful, vibrant woman who loved life. Her greatest joys in life were her family, friends, her beloved grandchildren and her pets and Elvis. Her love and laughter touched everyone who knew her.

Mary treasured her many years working for Mr. Ross Cortese and his daughter Heidi Cortese Sherman, developer if Rossmoor Leisure World, serving later years as a board member of RCC Inc.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 23, 2008 at South Shores Church, 32712 Crown Valley Parkway, Monarch Beach, CA.

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2 responses to Mary Elizabeth Kettle Larkin

  1. I use to work as the receptionist at Rossmoor while Mary was there; she was so kind and so much fun as well. She is truly my earliest memory of what a mentor was to a young person that I was back then. My thoughts & prayers to her son & grandchildren – I remember when she first found out that she was expecting her son and how so very happy she was to be coming a Mother. May your laughter now ring down from Heaven’s gates, Mary. God Bless you.

  2. Isabella says:

    I miss you grandma

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