Madeline Lucille Farrington

April 17, 1926 - March 25, 2017 

Madeline Lucille Farrington

April 17, 1926 - March 25, 2017 

Obituary for Madeline Lucille Farrington

Madeline Lucille Hendrickson Farrington, born April 17, 1926 in Shelbyville, Indiana, died March 25, 2017, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was three weeks from her 91st birthday.
She married Lester Dawn Farrington on December 18, 1943, when she was 17 and he was 19. He preceded her in death on January 9, 2013.
She is survived by her five children: Darryl (Lana); Dawn, Dennis, Diane (Shanna) and Deidre (Sam); and her grandchildren: Willow (Ross), Doug (Tacy), Matthew (Mindi), Amber, Riley, Robert (Marie), Xavier, Gabrielle, Savannah, and Emma; and her great-grandchildren: Calla, Orrin, Brennan and Owen.
Madeline was a minister’s wife, serving many churches with her American Baptist husband for more than 35 years. She was a housewife and a mother, and in her mid-life served for fifteen years as a Pink Lady volunteer at St. Thomas Moore hospital in Canon City, Colorado.
Her children will remember her as an avid reader of the classics, an accomplished writer who left behind many notebooks filled with stories and impressions, and as a woman who loved to laugh. She was a beacon to all who knew her. In the words of her beloved Dickens, “There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.” We will miss you, Mama.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain, Colorado Springs, 80903. A reception will follow at 11:00 a.m.

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