Marian Lee Foredyce passed away April 15, 2008. Her valiant struggle against cancer is over. Her strength and courage will be remembered by all who went through this ordeal with her.
Marian was born Jan. 21, 1955 to William (Bill) and Louise V. Feris in Everett. She was a 12-year attendant of Everett schools; Madison, Evergreen, and graduating from Cascade in 1973. She attended Everett Community College briefly.
Marian started working at the Chuckwagon Restaurant at age 17 and continued through three owners. She also worked at other restaurants briefly. She was forced to retire in 2005 due to her illness.
When asked what she liked the most about her job, she would fire back quickly with, “It’s the customers.” That was reflected in 2001 when The Herald asked customers of Snohomish and Island counties to vote for their favorite waitress. Marian received the most votes, which showed how her customers felt.
Marian and Steve loved the time spent in Hawaii together. It was always a special time. Many thanks to her mother for those times.
Marian loved to collect bears and spoons; she had quite the collections.
Marian married William Smith in Everett March 11, 1979. To that union a son, Kevin was born. They later divorced.
On Feb. 14, 1990 Marian married Steve Foredyce in Everett.
Marian is survived by her husband Steve of Everett; son Kevin Smith of Everett; stepdaughter Sandy McClean (husband Stan) of Lewiston, Idaho; stepson Scott Foredyce (companion Shawna) of Clarkston; her mother Louise Ricketts of Everett; father William (Bill) and Jeanette Feris Chewelah; brother Gerald and Michele Feris of Clinton; stepbrother Ron and Judy Ricketts of Clinton; stepsister Cheryl and J.R. Downs Sun City, Ariz.; stepbrother Larry and Melanie Brashler of Chewelah; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews.
Marian was preceded in death by her stepfather Bud Ricketts and sister-in-law Tamara Feris.
Memorials may be made in honor of Marian to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. Flowers may be donated in memory of Marian for the services that will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave., Everett, at 6 p.m. Monday, April 28, with the Rev. Donna Vande Kieft officiating.
The family would like to thank all those for their acts of kindness and prayer during the time of illness, especially Everett Cancer Clinic and Hospice.
A committal service will be held at Vineland Cemetery at Clarkston at a later date.