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Mrs Nancy Marie <I>Farrens</I> Hendrickson

Mrs Nancy Marie Farrens Hendrickson

Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Death 19 Jul 2011 (aged 87)
California, USA
Burial Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Memorial ID 100020945 · View Source
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Nancy Hendrickson
Resident of Palo Alto

Our mother, Nancy Hendrickson, died peacefully on July 19, 2011, following a short illness. She was 87. Beside her were her children, Cheryl, Karen, and David, and her grandchildren, Jane and Jack, and caring friends and family.

Mom was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from Oregon State University and moved to San Francisco in quest of new adventures. She soon met Edwin Hendrickson, a Stanford student who had served in the Navy in WW2. The result from day one was inevitable a marriage filled with great love and total commitment that lasted and continued beyond Dad's death in 2006. As their children, we were fortunate to grow up in a warm and loving environment.

Mom and Dad traveled extensively but their favorite port was always home. There they found pleasure in family and in the wonderful friends that filled their lives over the past six decades, all of whom were an unwavering source of camaraderie and, when needed, of comfort.

Mom was by nature a kind, positive and generous person who added fun and a smile to every situation. She expressed her creativity through her love of decorating (and redecorating) which added a warm and personal touch to every place they lived. She was an accomplished golfer (and once shot a hole-in-one!) and skier.

Mom played the piano beautifully. In the last six months of her life she played Serenade by Liszt most evenings as dinner was being prepared and often accompanied by a friend on the flute. Mom was a gem and will truly be missed.

"The Song Is Ended But The Melody Lingers On"

Source: San Jose Mercury News, Jul 27, 2011.

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In Loving Memory
The Song Is Ended
But The Melody Lingers On




  • Created by: Mark Utley
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100020945
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mrs Nancy Marie Farrens Hendrickson (18 Jun 1924–19 Jul 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100020945, citing Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA ; Maintained by Mark Utley (contributor 47178748) .