Mary Elizabeth Musser

Oct 12, 1923 - Jan 16, 2015


Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Musser, 91, passed away in her sleep in the early hours of January 16, 2015 at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Sacramento, CA after a long struggle with COPD and congestive heart failure. Born in Los Angeles, CA to Florabelle and William Maxton Shrum, she had 2 brothers, William and John. Mary graduated from Hollywood High School and attended Los Angeles City College. During WWII, she did defense production work and volunteered with the Civil Defense in Los Angeles. After the war, Mary worked in a number of fields, including retail and banking, before beginning a career in the insurance industry, first with the Nora Kinney agency in Los Angeles, and later with the Aetna Insurance Company (“Little Aetna”) and Fireman’s Fund Insurance, both in Sacramento, CA. She married Robert Plaskett Musser in 1949, and they remained together until Robert’s passing in 1988. The couple had 2 surviving children, Robert P. Musser, Jr (“Bob”) and Dorothy A. (“Dee”) Allen, both of Sacramento. Mary and Robert moved their family to Sacramento in 1961, where Mary remained until her passing. She is survived by her children, grand-daughters Shannon and Jazmine, her older brother William and his children, Virginia, Carol, William and Julie, as well as a large extended family.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Mortuary
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
US 95841

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