Marion F. (Sauerbier) Barden, age 95, went with the Lord, Monday, January 29, 2018 at her home surrounded by family.
Marion was born June 11, 1922 in Ashland, Maine, a daughter of Walter & Valma (Snowman) Glidden. She lived a happy childhood of hardworking potato farmers. She graduated from Presque Isle High School in Maine. She married Gerard Daudelin and they moved to NY; to her parent's farm in the Dansville area in 1941. Marion & Gerard later moved to Maine where they both worked at a shipyard; Marion welded and Gerard was a riveter. They moved back to the Dansville area in 1946 and they had a son (Gerald). Marion worked as a waitress, then at Taylor Winery. In 1952, she married Elmer Sauerbier and moved to Cohocton. Elmer worked at Larrowe Mills and Marion worked at Kelly's Nursery and then for the Hornell Evening Tribune. In 1971, she started the Historical Committee of Cohocton; in 1973, she started the Cohocton Historical Society. For 16 years, she was the first president & editor of the Cohocton Journal. She also had some of her children stories published in the Jack & Jill Magazine; example, "Santa Went to Jail".
Elmer passed in 1988, since his death, she has bought & sold four different homes which she remodeled and fixed up, mostly by herself. In 1991, she married Henry Barden and moved to Waverly, NY; where he passed in 2000. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was also predeceased by 2 sisters, Helen Carr & Frances Ingalls; as well as five infant children.
She was a member of the CDC, the Writer's Club and a 65 year member of the Cohocton First Presbyterian Church. Marion had a joyful, happy and full life; she enjoyed dancing, writing children stories, collecting information for the historical society, gardening, quilt making, phrenology, remodeling, saving old homes and her cats. She enjoyed taking family pictures and her home; but, most of all she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.
Marion is survived by her brother, Wendell "Barney" (Lorraine) Glidden; her children, Gerald (Cheryl) Daudelin, Neil (Beth) Sauerbier & Kera (Dan) Cornwell; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews & cousins.
Friends may call 3-5 & 6-8 pm Friday at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 300 West Naples St., Wayland. Funeral services will be held 11 am, Saturday at the Cohocton First Presbyterian Church, Maple Ave., Cohocton, NY
Contributions may be made to the Cohocton First Presbyterian Church, the Cohocton Historical Society or The Keys Program (www.thekeysprogram.org)