Ardis (Oikle) Marsden handed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, on the Inn at Fairview after a interval of declining well being. She was surrounded by her household.
Ardis was born on April 20, 1928, in Medford, Massachusetts and was the daughter of the late Lawson and Elizabeth (Miller) Oikle. She was the spouse of Allan Marsden. They have been married on August 21, 1948, at Roslindale Baptist church, and loved 38 years of marriage till his loss of life in 1986. She was a graduate of Roslindale Excessive College and graduated from BU College of Sensible Arts and Letters. Ardis was a homemaker when her kids have been younger, and labored half time as an Administrative Assistant for a number of companies, together with Essex Plastics in Peabody, MA, Berkshire Life in Pittsfield, MA, Nashua Excessive College, Sanders Associates, in Merrimack, NH, and the Protection Contracts Administration Providers (DCAS). Ardis retired from the federal government in 1994.
She was a member of the Nationwide Affiliation of Retired Federal Workers (NARFE). She was a communicant of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. All through the years she loved touring, spending summers in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and holidays to North Conway, NH. She additionally traveled to California, Germany, and Switzerland the place she visited Oberamagau together with her fellow Trinity Church parishioners. Ardis was a member of the quilting group at her church. She loved spending time together with her grandchildren and nice grandchildren, enjoying playing cards, studying tales, enjoying Scrabble, and attending their college occasions and performs. Ardis was cherished by everybody, and was identified for her generosity and compassionate spirit. Ardis was pre-deceased by her son-in-law, James R. Birr, and her brother-in-law and his spouse, Warren and Ila Marsden.
Ardis is survived by her daughters, Sandra (James) Birr of Nashua, NH, Jeanne Marsden of Hudson, NH, Dianne Marsden and her companion Edward Rzepala of Lowell, MA. Additionally, 5 grandchildren who have been her delight and pleasure, Andrew Birr of Hudson, NH, Allan Birr and his fiancé Leila Harte of Rye, NH, Gregory Birr of Hudson, NH, Vincent Marsden of Hudson, NH, Jonathan Rzepala and his spouse Martha of Lowell, MA, 5 nice grandchildren, Kaitlyn Birr, Ian Birr, Lillian Birr, Griffin Birr, Sophia Rzepala and Kathryn Rzepala. Ardis additionally leaves behind her former Granddaughters-in-law, Sandy Stickney Birr and Tanner Clark. She can be survived by many cousins and pals in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada, in addition to within the US.
We wish to thank the employees of the Inn at Fairview, particularly the Hardy Part the place Ardis made her residence for the final yr, for his or her kindness and compassion.
SERVICES: A Funeral Service will likely be held at Davis Funeral Residence, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH, at 11 am, Monday November 9, 2020. A procession to The Gardens at Gethsemane , 670 Baker St, West Roxbury, MA 02132, will happen after the funeral service and will likely be adopted by a Committal Service by the graveside at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in reminiscence of Ardis could also be despatched to The Memorial Fund at Trinity Lutheran Church, 170 Outdated Westford Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824, or go to them on-line at https://www.tlc-chelmsford.org/online-giving. The Davis Funeral Residence has been positioned accountable for preparations. A web based guest-book is on the market at https://www.davisfuneralhomenh.com/ “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”