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Lena Mae Friddle – March 18, 2021

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Lena Mae Friddle

Lena Mae Friddle was born November 17th, 1925 in Arkansas to Lillie and Roy Stephens. She grew up in Arkansas helping her family and working on the farm. At the age of 19 she married Frank Friddle on September 15th, 1945.

They moved to Modesto, Ca where their daughter Peggy was born in 1947, and then moved to Susanville where their daughter Sharon was born in 1952 and continued to be lifelong Susanville residents. Lena and Frank celebrated nearly 70 years of marriage before Frank’s death in 2015.

Lena enjoyed being a homemaker, tending to her vegetable garden and a yard always full of beautiful flowers. She liked going to yard sales with her daughter Sharon, walks with her neighbors and crocheted several items, including many beautiful afghans.

Lena was very active for many years with the Susanville Senior Center and their lunch program every day and loved her Tai Chi classes twice a week.

In 2005 she was honored Lassen County Fairs’ “Old Timer of the Year” and always enjoyed the parade and festivities.

For the past 8 months Lena had been living in Coos Bay, Oregon with her granddaughter Roxanne and family. She enjoyed her great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren very much.

Lena passed away in Coos Bay, Oregon on March 18th, 2021 at the age of 95. She was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband Frank, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters. Lena is survived by daughters Peggy Davidson and Sharon (Keith) Barnum of Susanville, granddaughter Roxanne (Wayne) Steward of Coos Bay, Oregon, great-grandchildren Ben, Kyra and J.T. Great-granddaughter Teka (Kyle) Brown of N. Bend, Oregon and four great-great-grandchildren, Tailor, Trae, Tomas, and Tegynn. One sister Faye and one brother Rommie, both of Arkansas and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Lena was laid to rest next to her husband Frank at Diamond Crest Cemetery. A “Celebration of Life” will be held later in the year.

To “Mom” and “Nanny”- you are loved so very much and will be missed every day.

Any donations to the Alzheimers/Dementia charities in Lena’s name would be greatly appreciated.

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