01/02/2022 - Bakersfield, California, USA
Marcelle was born in Bakersfield to French immigrants August Ariey and Yvonne Ferrand.
She was a graduate of East Bakersfield High and earned a Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Southern California, and a Masters degree in Education with a concentration in Guidance and Counseling from Fresno State. After finishing her undergraduate degree, she returned to Bakersfield where she started her teaching career.
She was a member of the Catholic Social Club where she met many of her lifelong friends including her husband and soulmate George Ansolabehere. They enjoyed 56 years of marriage until his death in 2015, and raised four children: Tony, Monique, Helene and Denise.
Marcelle was a dedicated and respected teacher and instilled her love of learning in her students and children. She delighted in seeing her former students and hearing about their lives.
In her retirement, she enjoyed traveling with her husband and spending time with her children and grandchildren. In her final years, she was blessed to have the love and companionship of her wonderful caregiver Linda Williams.
She leaves behind her, son Tony (Theresa) Ansolabehere, daughters Monique (Joe) Roberts, Helene (Troy) Finger, Denise (Thomas) Hartline, grandchildren Jeremy and Natalie Roberts, Kyle and Brian Finger, Ethan, Jonas and Garrett Hartline, brother Ed Ariey, brother-in-law Maurice (Carol) Ansolabehere, sister-in-law Orelie Clark, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be Tuesday, January 11th at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with a rosary at 9:30 am and funeral mass at 10:00 am. Dedication of the grave will be following the mass at the Bakersfield National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or a charity of your choice.
(published by Bakersfield Californian, Legacy.com on Jan 7, 2022)
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