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1921 - 2012 Obituary Condolences

Marie Farrens, recently living in the Sacramento area, passed away Feb. 20, 2012, at 90 years of age.

Marie was born Sept. 7, 1921 in Burt Count, Nebraska to Elvir and Lillie Anderson. In her youth, the family moved to southern California, where Marie graduated from Venice High School, and in 1941, she married Arthur Farrens, also from Burt County, Nebraska. In 1955, Art and Marie moved to Oroville, California, where they raised their four children. Marie was Art's loving wife and best friend for 68 years before his passing in 2009.

Marie worked as a bookkeeper at Oroville Auto Parts, and then for many years she worked in Chico at Chico Auto Parts and Casco Auto Warehouse. Marie and Art enjoyed taking their motor home to the Oregon Coast, and even took a trip across the United States. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, who will always be loved and missed.

Marie is survived by her four children, Ardith Gibson of Pollock Pines, Wayne Farrens of Placerville, Leanna Nail of Virginia, and Betty Sandoval (Luke) of Santa Rosa; a sister, Dolly Stell of Russellville, Arkansas; her brother, Sonny Anderson of Fruita, Colorado; twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Marie always asked to receive her flowers while she was living. In her memory, please share a flower with a friend.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Mar. 5, 2012
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