On April 27, 2014, our beloved mother and grandmother, Mary Village Golden, left this life peacefully at the age of 103 in Escondido, CA.
Mary was born to Romanian immigrant parents, Rafira and George (Village) Vilescu in Steubenville, OH. She was raised in Weirton, West Virginia, with her brothers, George, John and Nick, all of whom preceded her in death.
In 1936, she married Charles Winfield Golden, who preceded her in death in 2002. Together they raised two children, William (Bill) Golden and Mary Jane Golden.
In Weirton, Mary was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Eastern Stars, Pleasant Valley Country Club, and the WV Women’s Golf Association. When she and Charles moved to Oceanside, CA, in 1977, she became a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church and El Camino Country Club.
Mary is survived by her son, William (Susan); daughter, Mary Jane; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and beloved nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, May 3, at King of Kings Lutheran Church, Oceanside.
Memorials may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church, Weirton, WV, or King of Kings Lutheran Church, Oceanside, CA.