|Birth: ||Dec. 27, 1913|
|Death: ||Jan. 8, 2010|
Devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Frances (Fran) Irene Elizabeth Eckland Anderson, 96, passed January 8, 2010, from natural causes, with her daughter at her side. Rev. Joseph Housh will preside over her services at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 10:30 a.m., with burial following at Dry Creek Cemetery. A viewing will be held today, Wednesday, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Frances was born December 27, 1913 in Stanton, Iowa to Carl J. and Hilma O. Lantz Eckland. The family moved to Red Oak, Iowa where Mom was schooled and graduated from Red Oak High School in 1931. She was employed as a secretary for the Thomas D. Murphy Co. until her marriage to Gordon C. Anderson, December 10, 1935. They later moved to Shenandoah, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska where Dad was employed by Safeway, Inc. During WWII, Mom worked for the Agricultural Engineering Dept. @ OSU while Dad was in Basic Training in Corvallis, OR. She returned to Omaha when Dad served overseas in France and Germany, working in the office of Price Administration until the war's end. In a 1948 vacation out West, they visited a rising star in the grocery business, Albertsons. It concluded with Dad accepting a management position made by Joe Albertson. In Idaho they put down roots, 1st in Caldwell, then in Boise. In 1955, daughter, Gena came to them. In 1983, grandson, Jacob was born, her pride and joy. In Mom's early church years, she sang in the choir, enjoyed the Ladies Circles, Bazaars, visiting shut ins & took a Bible Study course starting in 1985 at the age of 72. Mom was a member of Whitney United Methodist Church. With her Swedish ancestry, cooking and baking were her joys. She earned several blue ribbons from the Idaho State Fair. Proudly she said most of her recipes came from her mother. Mom's hobbies were playing her organ, oil and pastel painting, sewing, embroidery work and walking. She will be missed by her family and friends. We take comfort in knowing she is with the Lord, free of pain and reunited with the love of her life, Gordon, who passed in 1992. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Gena and Robert (Bob) Harvey; grandson, Jacob R. Ringley, all of Boise; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and siblings. Sincere thanks to Dr. Leslie Nona, Life Care Center of T.V. and Legacy Hospice for their care & support. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her honor to the Idaho Food Bank or Simply Cats.
Published in Idaho Statesman on January 13, 2010
Dry Creek Cemetery
Created by: Kim & Virginia Vaught
Record added: Jan 13, 2010
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