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Obituary of Marjorie Christensen Faber
Marjorie Christensen Faber passed away peacefully on April 12, 2023, in Olympia, Washington, where she resided for 75 years. She had a strong spirit and zest for life and was just one week shy of her 100th birthday.
She was born April 19, 1923, in McGill District, Michigan, and was the second of six children born to Byron and Hazel Willett. After completing high school, she went to nurses training to aid in the war effort. She headed off to be an Army nurse in WWII, stationed in Guam. When the war ended, she came back to Michigan, where she met her husband, Raymond Christensen. They moved to the Olympia area and were married June 13, 1947. They raised five children together.
Marjorie was always giving back to the community through volunteer work, church activities, and many community charities. She never met a stranger, had boundless energy, and a positive outlook, which served her well in her 100 years. She worked at the Thurston County Health Department once her children were raised.
Marjorie was a talented artist and enjoyed oil painting. She had many beautiful paintings that she has shared with her family. She loved entertaining at the home they built on Long Lake. Ray and Marj did a lot of traveling and loved seeing other parts of the world. They purchased a second home in Arizona and enjoyed heading South in the winter. A favorite pastime was card games with friends and going to the casino for Blackjack.
Raymond died September 8, 1992. She married Dr. Earl Faber in 1995, whom she met on a trip to Russia; he died in 2003 in Olympia.
Marjorie will be remembered as a loving, giving, and selfless mother, grandmother, wife, sister, and friend. She was deeply loved and will be terribly missed by her family and all who were lucky enough to know her.
She is survived by her children, Douglas Christensen (Diane), Candace Christensen (Steve), Kevin Christensen (Barb), and Sonia Jutte (Mark); her sister, Gloria Gaunt (Dale); 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and extended family in Michigan. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Christensen; her son, Richard Christensen; grandson, Blake Pottle; and second husband, Earl Faber.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Blake Pottle Foundation.
There will be a private graveside service and a celebration of her amazing life this summer.
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