Frances Helen <I>May</I> Shank

Frances Helen May Shank

Birth
Columbia, Marion County, Mississippi, USA
Death 29 Dec 2016 (aged 90)
Citrus Heights, Sacramento County, California, USA
Burial Fairfield, Solano County, California, USA
Memorial ID 174733633 · View Source
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Frances was born on July 12, 1926 in Columbia, Mississippi to Harvey and Myrtis May. Frances was a long time resident of Novato, California. She passed away peacefully with her family at her side on December 29, 2016 in Citrus Heights, California.

Frances grew up in Mississippi and was an industrious young lady. She worked from the age of 16 in various jobs before enlisting in the Air Force in 1953. She was at times a roller skating carhop, a telephone operator, a bookkeeper until age 77 and of course a loving mother and grandmother. Frances enjoyed flower gardening and bonzai, fishing, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, sewing, crochet, ceramics, dancing and travelling. Frances had an abiding faith and was a member of Marin Christian Life Church serving on the Board of Elders. She was also active in Novato chapters of Rotary and the Lions Club.

Frances is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Steven Lindbeck; and two granddaughters, Abigail and Athena Lindbeck all of Roseville, California. She is also survived by nephews, Roger, Lee, and Eric May; and niece Edgie (May) Dorris all of Mississippi and by Jerry Taylor of Vacaville the father of her child.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Jhue and Edwin May; and nephew, James May all of Mississippi; and by Mac McFarland of Tucson, whom she raised as a son.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on January 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield, California. Following this, a burial with military honors will be at Fairmont Memorial Park, 1901 Union Av., Fairfield, California.

In lieu of flowers, please spend an hour visiting with the elderly or veterans, listening and giving hugs.

(published by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, Fairfield, Solano Co., CA, Dec., 2016)

Spouse #3: Donald Mendenhall Shank


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  • Maintained by: Carolyn Hebbe McLeod
  • Originally Created by: Mark Utley
  • Added: 1 Jan 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial 174733633
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frances Helen May Shank (12 Jul 1926–29 Dec 2016), Find a Grave Memorial no. 174733633, citing Fairmont Memorial Park, Fairfield, Solano County, California, USA ; Maintained by Carolyn Hebbe McLeod (contributor 47384868) .