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Gladys Faris Santa Rosa, Calif.

Published: Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 11:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 9:29 a.m. CDT

Gladys Faris, 99, of Santa Rosa, Calif., died Aug. 4, 2013, at home.

Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.

Gladys Elizabeth Wickett Faris, daughter of Margaret (Otz) and Walter Wickett, was born Feb. 1, 1914, on the family farm near New Virginia.

Gladys grew up and went to school in New Virginia. After graduating from high school, she attended Iowa Beauty College and later worked as a beautician in Mount Ayr.

In 1938, Gladys married Lynden Faris at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua.

The couple initially settled in southern Iowa, where Gladys was a homemaker.

After living in several central Iowa communities, Gladys and Lynden moved their family to southern California in 1957, where they lived until retirement. Most recently, they resided in Oakmont Village Retirement Community near Santa Rosa, Calif.

Gladys is survived by her daughter Karla (husband Bill) Moberly of Santa Rosa, Calif.; sons, Robert Faris of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Richard (wife Judi) Faris of Menlo Park, Calif.; grandchildren, Laurie (husband Dan) Williams of Davis, Calif., and Bryan (wife MaryAnn) Moberly of Collierville, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Megan, Mitchell, Bryson and Malana; many nieces and nephews.

Gladys was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and siblings, Lucy Felton, Mary Spencer, Nadine Nick and Richard Wickett.

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