Della Farley Friason
November 9, 1952 – September 26, 2019
Della Farley Friason, 66, died in her sleep on Thursday, September 26. She was born November 9, 1952 in Jonesboro, AR to Norman and Sheila Farley. The eldest of six in a family of two teachers, Della very early started her lifelong career of caring for and nurturing others.
Della had a love of travel from a young age. She lived in England as a girl, traveled throughout Western Europe, and studied in Japan – all before graduating high school. She encouraged that love of travel in all her children, making family trips to Canada, the Grand Canyon, and the majority of the United States. In her adulthood, she was a cashier trainer for Safeway and later took on the full-time job of raising her five children. As a lifelong learner, Della derived great joy from her children’s development. She fostered an appreciation for the arts, science, sport, and service to others by volunteering as Troop Leader, Scout Mom, and attending countless recitals, concerts, and sports games over the course of thirty years.
She was preceded in death by her father, Norman and her sister, Erin. She is survived by her Mother, Sheila, her husband Vernon and their children: Geoffrey (Jessica), Camille, Katy, Tessa, and Andrew Friason, her grandson Calvin, her sister Sherrin Farley, brothers Timothy (Kathy), Sean, and Patrick (Jenna) Farley. She is also survived by her niece, numerous nephews, cousins, and friends. She always made the time and covered the distance to visit her family and loved ones. She will be missed by all.
Family and friends are invited to a memorial service, which will be held from 2-5 PM, Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Marshall House (1301 Officers Row Vancouver, WA 98661). In lieu of her favorite flowers, purple Irises, please consider contributions to assist the family in carrying out Della’s final wishes. For more information, please contact the family at RememberDellaFarleyFriason@gmail.com.
- Memorial Service Thursday, October 3, 2019
Della Farley Friason
October 2, 2019
Della - such a warm and loving presence. I will miss her hugs, tales, laughter, and company. Truly a joy to know and an unforgettable friend. Peace to all who love her.
October 1, 2019
I am so sorry to hear that Della has passed away. I very much enjoyed her company and the many conversations we had back when the kids were bowling at Milwaukie Bowl. She was a lovely person and a very dedicated mother. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.