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Nora Faria, the spirit and inspiration behind Artel’s Art Center in Modesto, CA passed away on Sunday at the age of 57. She will be deeply missed by all of us at MacPherson’s who came to know her as smart, principled and generous. Her warmth and kindness were driven by a very big heart. Nora dedicated her life to art and was a proud supporter of Memorial Medical Center’s Art Therapy Program. She is survived by her husband Ed, son Aron, daughters Megan Faria and Galen (Jared) Martin, mother Ursula Gobets, brother Dennis Gobets and the pride of her life, grandchildren: Jonah Martin, 2 yrs, and Logan Martin, 2 mos.

The Faria family asks in lieu of flowers, please send donations to Community Hospice Foundation, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356, or Memorial Foundation’s Complementary Art Therapy Program, 1316 Celeste Dr. Suite 104 Modesto, CA 95355.

Please join the Farias in remembering Nora:
Sunday Memorial Service May 29, 2011 at 3pm
Allen’s Mortuary
247 North Broadway, Turlock CA, 95380
Reception to follow at the Faria residence.

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