2011-07-07 / Obituaries

Earle M. Jorgensen, Jr.

Earle M. Jorgensen, Jr. of Mariposa passed away June 22. He was 75.

Earle was born Dec. 8, 1935, and had a grin that could light up a room. Everyone who had the honor to know him, whether for a moment or a lifetime, immediately felt the warmth of his friendship, kindness, and respect. He was a strong man, always there with a helping hand for those who needed it and always listened patiently. He was never quick to judge and thought things through before doing anything. He was loyal and could always be counted on. Earle was an avid car collector who enjoyed finding and restoring each car and had a special cap that went with each one. He loved creating and sharing the beauty of his Brooklake Ranch, finding pleasure in watching others enjoy what he created.

His children said the following quote epitomizes how their father lived. "There is no limit to what a man can do or where a man can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit."

Mr. Jorgensen graduated from Flintridge and Claremont Men's College. He worked in the family's business, "Jorgensen Steel" later leaving for a love of outdoors and machinery. He enjoyed many years of farming in Cuyama. He also owned an equipment company spending memorable years in Delano. Never was he far from his love of machinery and farming which continued into retirement at his Brooklake Ranch.

Earle's parents, sisters and brother welcomed him home. Earle is survived by his three children, Jeannie and wife, Denni, Charlie, Todd and Todd's wife, Lisa. Earle had eight beautiful grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Additionally he is survived by his wife, Anna Mae and her three children, Michelle and Chris, Sheri and Steve, Craig, and their children.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Earle M. Jorgensen scholarship of Kids First Foundation, P.O. Box 2369, Mariposa, CA 95338. Friends and family will cherish his memory and will miss him dearly. Celebration of life was held Saturday, July 2, at Brooklake Ranch.

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Earle was always an old world

Earle was always an old world gentleman. Deliberate, considerate, enthusiastic and a great friend and Board member. I wish Anna Mae and his family and fellow Rotarians every comfort as they grow through his loss. We are all stronger for knowing Earle. Not many can say that the world is a better place for having been here but Earle could--but he wouldnt.

had the opertunity to work at

had the opertunity to work at Earle's place at broodale ranch alot of rock laying. The guy was great, always had a keg of beer in the gazzebo and his lake was always open . Took the kids up there a few times and they still remember............ Earle you are a open minded open hearted Guy and i will always remember you as that..........Thomas Perkins

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