Louise Bernsen, a long-time resident of Holtville passed away at the age of 95 on October 13, 2016 in Reedley, CA where she lived the past six years. She was the youngest of nine children born to E.E. and Clara Bever Owen. Louise and her husband Rolf moved from La Habra, CA in 1948 and settled in Holtville where they farmed and raised their sons. Louise was a member of the Holtville United Methodist church where she was a Sunday school teacher, sang in the choir and served in leadership roles on many committees. She was also a member of the California Women for Agriculture. Louise was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Rolf; her parents and siblings. She is survived by her sons, Mark (Marlene) of Brawley and Dennis (Julie) of Kingsburg; grandsons, Jeffrey (Courtney) of Virginia, Joshua (Robyn) of British Columbia, Steven (Nicole) of Maine, Eric (Ali) of Fresno and grest-grandchildren, Austin, Aaron, Braden Mattea and Lynden and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the United Methodist Church in Holtville, CA.
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