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SR Frances H Devries

Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 20 Sep 1998 (aged 68)
Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
Plot 60, 0, 49
Memorial ID 578306 · View Source
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LONG BEACH -- Frances H. DeVries, 68, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 1998, in Gulfport.

Mrs. DeVries was born in Scranton, Pa., and had been a resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast since 1968 and of Long Beach since 1970. She was a Polish National Catholic. She was retired from Civil Service, having worked at the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport for over 24 years and was a veteran of the Navy. Mrs. DeVries was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, serving as President of VFW in 1969-1970 and as District President in 1970-1971. She was a charter member of the Fleet Reserve Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.

Survivors include her husband, Gerritt DeVries of Long Beach; a daughter, Lt. Comdr. Anita D. DeVries of Washington, D.C.; a son, Jeffery ''Jeff'' P. DeVries of Lyman; three sisters, Stasia Orzech and Helen Ptasinski, both of Scranton, and Victoria Gurga of Waterbury, Conn.; three brothers, Michael Urbanowicz, John Urbanowicz and Henry Urbanowicz, all of Scranton; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport. A service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel, where friends may call an hour before service time. Burial will be in Biloxi National Cemetery with full military honors. September 22, 1998 The Sun Herald

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