October 29, 1906 ~ March 22, 2004
Elizabeth Wren Fernald also know as ''Mickie'' was born October 29, 1906 in Zanesville, Ohio. She was the second daughter of Harry G. Mack and Dora H. Mack. She had 1 sister Dorothea and 3 brothers, Frank, Ted and John.
The Macks moved about 17 miles above Santa Barbara to Naples, California when she was about 15 years old and later moved to the Los Angeles area where she attended high school right here at Inglewood High in 1924 and the next year 1925 graduated from Polytechnic High School in Los Angeles.
Two weeks later she married Charles Robert Fernald, know as ''Bert''. They moved into their home in Inglewood and she lived in that home until 1992 (67 years). They had one child and named him after both of his grandfathers, Harry and Loren. She moved in with her son, Loren and daughter in law, Leah in 1992 and lived with them for 11 1/2 years. The last 3 1/2 months were at Sunnyside Nursing Center, in Torrance.
Elizabeth leaves her son Harry Loren, her daughter in law, Leah Rae, 2 grandchildren Eric Paul and Melissa Rae (Hoyt) and two great grand children, Eric Paul Junior and Tyler Nolan. She dearly loved all her family and friends.
Elizabeth was a full time homemaker, enjoying cooking, gardening, decorating and sewing. She had many dear friends from her church, church circle groups and Foresters, Royal Roamers Trailer club. Bert and Mickie traveled, did a lot of tent camping and went on many house trailer trips. She did all the bookkeeping for their auto repair business, Berts Auto Service in Inglewood.
When she was a small girl her mom and dad would set up a whole room depicting Christmas in a snowy village. The room was kept tightly closed until Christmas morning and then the doors were opened on Christmas morning to the delight of all of their children. This yearly event provided by her loving parents, instilled in her a love of all things miniature. When Bert retired she began to put this interest into a hobby of Miniature Doll Houses. She hand made mini replicas of furniture from her childhood. She was very skilled. Everything she saw including lids of bottles and tiny photos in magazines became tiny lamps and pictures in her 1 inch scale doll houses. She loved showing them to friends and family.
Elizabeth was blessed with a large and loving family and many friends. She had a long and happy life. Elizabeth said one time when she recognized her memory and health was failing, ''REMEMBER ME AS I WAS AND NOT AS I AM.'' Elizabeth Wren Fernald passed away at the age of 97 years and 4 months and 22 days, March 22, 2004. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 25th from 4PM to 8PM at the White and Day Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach. Graveside services will be on Friday, March 26th at 1:00PM at Inglewood Park Cemetery.
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