Anabelle T. Farris

Farris, Anabelle T. CARDIFF -- Anabelle T. Farris passed away on March 8, 2013. She was born on December 3, 1932 in Encinitas, Calif., to Frank and Clima Foussat. Anabelle lived in Cardiff her entire life, graduating from SDHS in 1951. She met her future husband, Cpl. Donald W. Farris, when she went to work for the Civil Service at Camp Pendleton, shortly after high school. They were married on February 12, 1955 in Encinitas. They had four children together before Donald's life was cut short by a drunk driver in 1964. Anabelle was a inspiration for us all to emulate. She not only raised four children on her own, but also cared for her elderly mother and her brother, Frank (Chico) who was saddled with diabetes complications, never once complained about the difficult life she was forced to bear. She some how managed to continue working full time in the Civil Service, retiring in 1989, after 30 years. Ann was an incredible person with a heart of gold, always helping others with a smile on her face and a kind word on her lips. She found solace in her new found faith while attending The Kingdom Hall in Encinitas with her many new brothers and sisters. She touched so many lives, was greatly loved and will be fondly remembered by all who new her. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Irene Moran, Rose M. Estrada, Elsie Maldonado; and brother, Frank Foussat. She is survived by sister, Jeanne Hofer (Ted); brother, Carl Foussat (Linda); and her four children, Mark Farris, Kathy Farris, Cindy Garcia (Trino) and Bryan Farris (Teresa); 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. There will be a service at 3:30 p.m., on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 267 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas, CA., followed by a gathering at her home in Cardiff by-the-Sea, Calif. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m., on Wednesday, April 10, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Mar. 19, 2013