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Marian Nordquist Welch


1924 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Marian Nordquist Welch Obituary
WELCH Marian Nordquist Welch passed away on November 30, 2012 at the age of 88 in Fletcher, NC. She was born in Minneapolis, MN on February 5, 1924. She is survived by her loving daughter, Ronaele Welch, whom she named after her life-long friend, Eleanor French. Other survivors include her grandson, Collier Bryce Welch, great-granddaughter, Chloe Marie, her supportive sisters, Sharron Otten and Joyce Ranheim (Gerald), cousins Jean Mickelson, Charlotte Muckluk and Ralph Nordquist as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many caring friends. Her careers were in the fields of medicine and education. She possessed a passion and dedication to her faith. Her main interests were gourmet cooking and avid reading. She enjoyed her numerous dogs who were considered beloved family members, especially her standard poodles. She was a World traveler with her late husband, Col. William E. Welch and other family members. Some countries included Antarctica, Asia, Central and South America, Europe, Mexico and Russia. Marian was a beautiful lady that valued her privacy, but always showed kindness and generosity to everyone. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her, especially her family. She will be in our hearts until we join together again in spirit. A private memorial service was held at St. Mary s Episcopal Church for family and personal friends on March 14, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to a . Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Mar. 24, 2014
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