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Whitehurst Sullivan Burns & Blair Funeral Home
1525 East Saginaw
Fresno, CA

Ardith M. Mc Cready "Marlene" passed away on July 19, 2017, under the skilled and loving care of the staff of Cottonwood Court and Sojourn Hospice Care. Marlene was born on February 16, 1931, to parents, Fred Proctor, and Margaret Washburn in Ukiah, CA. Upon graduation from Monterey High School, she entered the insurance industry. She had a long career as a claims adjuster with Commercial Union in Fresno. In retirement, Marlene operated her own property management business and volunteered at both CASA of Fresno County and the San Joaquin River Parkway project. She was a very private person but loving and generous to those who knew her. She was preceded by husband, George Mc Cready; and infant son Michael. She is survived by her son, Tim Norris and wife Shelley of Manhattan, KS; her grandchildren, Ashley Marshall and husband Josh of Omaha, NE, and Tyler Norris of Roeland Park, KS; one sister, Mildred, of San Leandro, CA; step-daughter, Maureen Rooney and husband Charles of Sonoma, CA; granddaughter, Kathleen Rooney of San Francisco, CA; along with many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all those who cared for Marlene during her final days. No services are planned. In lieu of flowers please send remembrances to the San Joaquin River Parkway & Conservation Trust Inc., 11605 Old Friant Road, Fresno, CA 93730. Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home, 1525 East Saginaw Way, Fresno, California (559)227-4048
Published in the Fresno Bee on Aug. 13, 2017
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