Wednesday, November 26, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
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Marie R. Gjersee

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From page A4 | July 02, 2014 |

April 6, 1924 — June 19, 2014

A wonderful 90 years of life.

Living in Seattle, Wash., Marie volunteered in the Coast Guard Reserves, guarding the Port of Seattle during World War II. She worked with the War Manpower Commission and later with the Veterans Administration in both the Seattle, Wash., and Martinez, Calif., VA hospitals, where she retired after 29 years of federal service.

Marie and Ed (her “Sweet Eddie”) moved to Fairfield, Calif., from Snohomish, Wash., in 1972. Marie and Sweet Eddie loved to roll their wheels and in their 52 years of marriage, they wore out many bicycles, motorcycles and two motor homes. They traveled the entire United States, but their favorite was always Northern California, especially along the coast.

For 10 years, Marie directed Dancercise, an exercise program at the Fairfield Civic Center. She gathered music and equipment, creating pattern movements to the music. This was just one of her many rewarding accomplishments. She also volunteered 10 years at the Solano County Library in Fairfield, making many lasting friends in her endeavors and she was grateful for the chance to do this.

Marie had unlimited energy and enthusiasm. She loved reading, exercise classes, needlework and many other crafts. She was very active and was skilled in many areas. Marie loved to visit with her many, many friends. She will definitely be missed by all who knew her and enjoyed her zest for life.

Marie is survived by her son, Gary Dahlbeck of Essexville, Mich.; daughters, Linda Culbertson of Centralia Wash., Janice Rosenkranz of Granite Falls, Wash., and Diane Levin of Friday Harbor, Wash.; sisters, Vi Raappana of Martinez, Calif., and Polly Thorsen of Longview, Wash.; brother, John Russeff of Kelso, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.

Marie was preceded in death by her first husband, Gordy Dahlbeck; daughter, Christi Dahlbeck; and the love of her life, husband, “Sweet Eddie” Edwin Gjersee.

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  • Cathy O'DellJuly 04, 2014 - 12:18 pm

    Marie is one of the dearest and most inspiring people I've been blessed to know. She was unfailingly upbeat and optimistic, no matter what life challenges came her way. Heaven welcomed a loving, bright angel-spirit with her passing. I know I'm just one of many who will miss her so, so much. My sincere condolences to all her family.

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  • Sue Weger EckertJuly 09, 2014 - 8:50 am

    Marie was one of the most amazing women I have had the privilege to know. She frequentednthe Fairfield Center and went on many of their senior travels; long Travel Tours and shirt Day Trips. My last Travel Tour with Marie was to Panama;she made it so much fun for everyone. Marie was never negative even in the worst of situations; one of those individuals who would take a lemon and make it into lemonade. She was also one of those rare seniors who wanted to learn all she could about the computer/electronics world. I feel very blessed to have known Marie and will always remember how she taught me to "keep squeezing those lemons". She will definitely be missed. My most heartfelt sympathy to her family. Sue Weger Eckert

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