Fernee Mae Nasser
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Fernee was born on September 12, 1921 in Herminie, Pennsylvania and moved to Azusa as a child with her parents, two brothers and sister. She attended Citrus Union High School and worked in her father's "Whopper" malt shop, located on Azusa Avenue; which is where she met her first husband, Leo Nasser. They raised their family in Azusa and Glendora. Fernee was very creative. She was a hand-painted china artist, made ceramic and porcelain dolls and refinished antique furniture. She also loved working with and for children, mainly because she was a fun-loving kid herself. She worked as a teacher's aide, was a Camp Fire Troop leader for many years, an active member of the PTA and a member of the auxiliary at Inter-Community Hospital. She was a longtime volunteer at the First Presbyterian Church of Azusa, active in the social groups where she lived at Twin Oaks Park in La Verne and played a serious game of bridge. But her favorite thing was to spend time with family, particularly her grandchildren, to whom she was beloved "Nana." At age 87, Fernee married Bob Forsyth, who she said kept her young because they laughed together so much. Fernee passed away on February 12, 2013 at the age of 91. She is survived by husband, Bob Forsyth, daughters Kerri Harris and Kimm Nasser-Fenn, stepdaughter Joyce Moline, stepson Leo "Bud" Nasser, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial to celebrate Fernee's life will be held on March 24. Please contact the family for details.
Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2013