Perry Golden



Perry Wayne Golden, 71, of Mariposa passed away on Dec. 12, 2021 after living life to its fullest with a diagnosis of COPD. He was born April 14, 1950, in Oakland, Calif.

He and his wife, Linda moved to Mariposa in 2005 from Castro Valley. Perry worked 41 years as a hospital engineer. He graduated from San Luis Obispo High School with many track and field records and honors.

Perry was known locally for his yardstick crafts and lamps made from old, rusty treasures. His kindness made him a friend to everyone he met.

He was preceded in death by parents Nettie and James Golden, and previous wife Roberta (Bobbie) Golden.

Perry was survived by his best friend and love Linda Golden; brother, Tom Golden of Mariposa; sisters, Landa Patterson of Texas and Beckie Wagner of Florida; daughter, Cara (Mike) Goldensmith of Atascadero, sons Chris (Amy) Golden of Coarsegold and Matt (MarLee) Golden of Mariposa; two step-sons Nick Hein of Somerset and Peter Hein of Brentwood; grandchildren Conner (Lauren), Cameron, Mikenna, Thomas, Evelyn, Astrid, Eden, Haizley and Cole. They will always remember and cherish doing crafts, building projects, fishing and camping with him, but especially for his endless love of family.

A note from his wife, Linda, “I married a Golden man. He made me Golden.”

A celebration of life will be held on Jan. 29, 2022, at 2 p.m. in the Rosebud Café at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.

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