Margie Grace Combs September 9, 1921 - May 19, 2013 Margie Grace Combs went home to the Lord on May 19, 2013 in Bakersfield, CA. She was born to Mellie and Archie Franklin Shields on September 9, 1921 in Stringtown, Oklahoma and married Lonnie D. Combs on September 23, 1939. They moved to Kern County in 1947, and settled in the Lamont area. She was preceded into Heaven by her beloved husband and her eldest child, Mary Ann Kasinger. She is survived by her other children, Lon and Sandy Combs of Lincoln City, OR, Eddie and Pat Combs, Barbara and Steve Avakian, Michael and Rose Combs of Bakersfield, CA and son-in-law Sonny Kasinger of Arvin, CA. She also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. To a handful she was "Mama", and to three generations of cousins, nieces, nephews, schoolmates, and neighborhood friends she was "Nene". No one was ever turned away from her table, and no one ever left it hungry. No visitor ever entered her home or left it without "I love you" and a hug. She could nurture, nourish, embrace, and scold in equal measure as the situation called for. A viewing will be held at the Arvin Funeral Home (600 Tucker St., Arvin, CA) on Friday, May 24, 2013 from 4 PM to 8 PM. A memorial service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church (501 Franklin St., Arvin, CA) at 10:00 AM on May 25, 2013. In honor of her sense of style, colorful dress is requested. Her children and grandchildren would also like to thank Esmeralda Martinez for the loving care and attention that she gave to Nene in her final weeks with us. Arvin Funeral Home Funeral Home www.bakersfield.com/obits
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on May 23, 2013