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 Frances Marion “Jinks” <I>Retzlaff</I> Velasco

Frances Marion “Jinks” Retzlaff Velasco

Birth
Taylorsville, Plumas County, California, USA
Death 3 Jan 2014 (aged 86)
Taylorsville, Plumas County, California, USA
Burial Taylorsville, Plumas County, California, USA
Memorial ID 122928740 · View Source
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Taylorsville resident "Jinks" Frances Marion Velasco passed from this life peacefully Friday evening, January 3, 2014 with her husband; Tom, son's Karl, Jack, Rex, daughter-in-law; Janice, brother-in-law; Leo and grandson's Scott and Lief all at her side following a brief stay at Plumas District Hospital. When she was told that all her family was at her side her last words were "That's nice".

Born to the late Richard and Julia (Sikes) Retzlaff at the former Engle Mine Hospital on January 14, 1927, She was raised in Taylorsville where she attended the old Taylorsville School House before graduating from Greenville High School as a member of the "Class of 1945". Following her graduation she moved to San Francisco to be with family where she worked for the U.S. Coast Guard as an elevator operator. Here she met Tom Velasco whom she later married on her birthday in 1950 in Reno, Nevada. Although in her heart Plumas County was always her home the couple moved to San Francisco where Tom worked in the construction industry building and repairing electrical power plants.

Following Tom's retirement in 1986 and after traveling through every state in the union in their motor home she and Tom returned to her beloved Taylorsville.

Jenks loved to travel, eating out and was a fabulous cook. She was awarded garden of the month for her hard work in her beautiful garden.

Along with her parents she joins her sister; Barbara, uncles Elmer and Ambrose Sikes, great aunt Cecelia Chamberlain, Greenville's Lady banker and former Judge, Judy Hogan in their eternal home.


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  • Created by: J
  • Added: 7 Jan 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 122928740
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frances Marion “Jinks” Retzlaff Velasco (14 Jan 1927–3 Jan 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 122928740, citing Taylorsville District Cemetery, Taylorsville, Plumas County, California, USA ; Maintained by J (contributor 46897785) .