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Merline M. Apffel


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Merline M. Apffel Obituary
September 14, 1930 - September 17, 2017 Long time La Canada Flintridge resident Merline M. Apffel passed away in Glendale, CA on September 17, 2017. Born on September 14, 1930 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Merline moved to Glendale in 1947. She graduated from Glendale High and then worked at Carnation Dairy Co., in Los Angeles. She married her high school sweetheart, Edward "Zep" Apffel Jr., in 1953. She followed him as he trained in Massachusettes and Georgia. As Zep served overseas in the Korean War, Merline returned to Glendale. After his return the couple moved to La Canada in 1956 where they raised their family. Merline was a devoted homemaker. She enjoyed baking, crafts, flower gardening, cats, and beautiful colors around her. She also served as Brownie Troop and Cub Scout Den leaders. Merline was predeceased by her son, Bryan. She is survived by the love of her life for over 65 years, Zep, and daughters Shaun Apffel, Rochelle Rogers (Michael), grandsons Brandon (Carmen), Adam (Amy), Joseph (Jordan), and Tyler Rogers. In addition, she leaves great-grandchildren Nico, Ayelen, and Golden Rogers, and brother Edward (Claire) Fortier. Graveside services were held on September 22, 2017 at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, CA.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 18 to Oct. 21, 2017
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