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Marjorie Faye (Follis) Gentry

April 4, 1932 ~ May 12, 2020 (age 88)

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   Marjorie Faye Gentry, a longtime resident of Safford, quietly passed away on May 12, 2020, at the age of 88.  She was born on April 4, 1932, in Pampa Texas to parents Foree G. & Vali Mae Butter Follis. Six years later, her only sibling Sandy was born. 

   Marjorie graduated in Plainview, Texas in 1949, and in 1950, she met Robert Gentry on a blind date and married him 3 months later.  In 1956, the family came to the Gila Valley, settling down in Safford with their children James and Cindy.  In 1967, two very important events happened to change their lives forever, the birth of their 3rd child, Kasandra, and the birth of the Eastern Arizona Courier that is still in production today.  In 1984, Robert her longtime partner passed away from cancer. 

   After the Courier was sold, Marjorie got her Nail Tech license and started the business “Our House” with her daughter Cindy.  Once she retired from working, she loved to play cards and games with her friends.  Marjorie loved to play BINGO and dabbled in stain glass work for a while.  Her family & friends were a big part of her life.  If you needed her, she was always there for you. She had a smile for everyone and truly loved the Lord.

   Marjorie is survived by her son James & Mary Gentry, her daughter Cindy Gentry, and her daughter Kassandra & Rusty Wilson.  She is also survived by her sister Sandy & Neal Merriott, 6 grandchildren; Bobbi, Jaimi, Ashley, Jordan, Colby and Garret, and 5 great-grandchildren; Xander, Hayden, Andrea, Willa Faye, Libby, and Jaxon.

   She is preceded in death by her husband Robert and her parents Foree & Vali Mae Follis.

   No services are planned at this time.


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