In Loving Memory
Lillian Fern Faridi, 76, passed away January 19th 2021 in Fountain Valley, CA. She was born May 17, 1944 in Carlton County Minnesota, the daughter of Walfred Arthur and Vivian Fern Koskinen. Lillian is the oldest of 6 children including 3 brothers and 2 sisters. She graduated from Cromwell Highschool, class of 1962 and was an avid, active 4H Club Member and Minnesota State Fair participant.
Following HS graduation, Lillian’s adventurous and bold spirit led her and fellow classmates from the Minnesota State Fair to the World Fair held in New York in 1964. Soon thereafter while in NY, Lillian met her husband, Abbas. Together, Abbas and Lillian shared more than 50 years of marriage and traveled the world living in many different places worldwide before settling in Fountain Valley. Lillian enjoyed her work at the Signal Hill Target and also at Disneyland and greatly loved the Performing Arts.
In addition to her loving husband Abbas, Lillian is survived by her beloved daughters Andrea and her husband David, Daughter Sara of California, Grandson David (24) and Granddaughter Leila (21) of California, brother Wally Jr. and his wife Helga of Arkansas, brothers Roger and his wife Carol; and brother Calvin of Minnesota, sisters Gail and Cynthia of Minnesota and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Nurturing and loving, Lillian adored her family and especially her grandchildren David and Leila as her heart has always belonged to the children. We can still hear the proudest of cheers coming from Grandma to David and Leila for every Musical, Chorus and Theater Production, Orchestra and Marching Band performance, Baseball game AND Graduation joyfully attended!
A service of remembrance will be held on February 28, 2021 in Laguna Hills, CA.