Nettifee family grateful

To the Editor:

On behalf of the entire Nettifee family (Brian, Diane, Julie, Lynn and Alan), we want to extend our sincere thanks to the Fairmont and Martin County community for your continued support over the year – most recently as we honored and remembered the life of Mary Charlene Nettifee, wife of Carl Nettifee. She was the retired Probate Registrar and Clerk of Martin County Court, board member for the Carl Nettifee Memorial Animal Shelter, and a volunteer for many prayer lines, St. John Vianney Circle and more.

After a long illness, Charlene passed away, on her 84th birthday, on Jan. 9.

Although we had not all lived in Fairmont for a few years, our family has been shown so much support from the entire community most recently. From the outpouring at the visitation, to the police salute at the funeral, to volunteers helping at the church, to Carl Nettifee Memorial Animal Shelter volunteers sharing stories, support and more – we are all been greatly blessed to be a part of such a great community.

We are fortunate to have such a foundation to help us through so many times in our lives – and to help us honor the passing of both of our parents now with great support and dignity. To many, we will be sending personal thank you notes. We realize we may miss some who have contributed, and although we may not be able to thank them directly, their contributions help us to honor those we love.

Julie Nettifee

and the Nettifee family