Larry and Mary Britton

Sept. 28, 1950 – May 29, 2010

Sept. 28, 1950 – Dec. 8, 2021

Larry Louis Britton, 59,

Highland, CA, formerly of

Velva, passed away on

May 29, 2010 at Redlands

Community Hospital.

Larry and his twin sis-

ter, Mary, were born Sep-

tember 28, 1950 in Minot

to Marvin and Regina

(Rath) Britton. Larry and

Mary were both raised

and educated in Velva.

After graduation, Larry

headed to California and

joined the Ironworkers

Union 416. He worked in

construction for 35 years

before he retired.

His hobbies included

woodworking, fishing,

hunting, gardening, hor-

seshoes, and cooking. He

loved spending time with

his friends and all of his


Mary Lou Britton, 71,

Velva, passed away on

December 8, 2021, at the

Souris Valley Care Center

in Velva.

Mary enjoyed bingo,

league bowling, word

games, and most of all her

loving pets including rab-

bits, cats, and dogs. Her

favorites were Scrappy,

Cotton Boy, and Kiki, to

name a few.

Mary was a member of

Oak Valley Lutheran

Church and worked at the

Velva Cafe and Velva

Bowling Alley. Mary and

her mother Regina often

worked for area homes as

house-cleaners. In later

years, Mary was a care-

giver to her parents until

they passed.

Larry and Mary are sur-

vived by their brother,

Ted Britton, Velva; Larry’s

four daughters, Michelle

(Tim) Kelley, April (Pa-

trick) Britton-Dias, Nancy

(Vidal) Britton-Diaz, and

Kimberly Britton; nieces,

Tracey (Casey)

Britton-Lucero, Jill Brit-

ton, and Jessica Carow;

and other extended fami-


Larry and Mary were

preceded in death by their

parents, Marvin and Regi-


A Memorial service will

be held for Larry and

Mary on Saturday, June

18, 2022 at Oak Valley

Lutheran Church in Velva

at 10:30 a.m. The service

will be livestreamed for

the public to view and

can be accessed by going

to the Oak Valley Luth-

eran Church Velva, ND

YouTube page. Burial will

follow at the Velva Com-

munity Cemetery at 12:30

p.m. Memorials are pre-

ferred to the Velva Ambu-

lance, Souris Valley Care

Center, or the Oak Valley

Lutheran Church for the

Re-Roof the Church Pro-

ject. Those wishing to

sign the online register

and share memories may

access the online obi-

tuaries section at