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Frances Leona Plant Wilcox

  • Birth 16 May 1925 New Mexico, USA
  • Death 26 Nov 2011 Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
  • Burial Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
  • Memorial ID 81234426

Arizona Daily Sun, Flagstaff, AZ
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Frances Leona Plant Wilcox, 86, of Flagstaff, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. She was born May 16, 1925, in Estanica, N.M.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., at Norvel Owens Mortuary, 914 E Route 66, Flagstaff.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m., at the mortuary. Burial will follow at Citizens Cemetery in the veterans section next to her husband.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.norvelowens
Norvel Owens Mortuary,
Flagstaff, Arizona

Frances Leona Plant Wilcox
(May 16, 1925 - November 26, 2011)

Frances Leona Plant Wilcox of Flagstaff, Arizona was called to Heaven on Nov. 26 2011. She spent her final days celebrating Thanksgiving with her loved ones by her side. She will be missed by everyone.

Frances was born on May 16, 1925 in Estanica NM to her parents, Alvin and Ana Mae Plant . Frances was raised in and around Albuquerque, NM. After high school she moved to El Paso, TX where she met the love of her life, Buddy Wilcox. They married in Las Cruces, NM. She was a loving wife to her Husband Buddy who worked for El Paso Natural Gas. Frances was a wonderful loving mother to her three children; William A. , Katherine Lea, and Dennis Ray.

They moved from El Paso TX, to Marana AZ in 1964 then relocated to Leupp, AZ in 1968. After Buddy's retirement in 1983 they settled in Flagstaff AZ . There she provided loving childcare to many children including some of her grandchildren.

Frances was known as "Grandmother" to many. She had a very special way with children. She loved and cared for every child that came into her life as if they were her own. Not only did she enjoy babysitting but she enjoyed teaching Sunday school, sewing, walking, watching sports, and going on family vacations, especially to Disneyland. "It's A Small World" was her favorite ride.

Frances was a devoted Christian and loved to go to church. You would see here there every Sunday and Wednesday. Teaching children about Jesus was something she loved to do. She taught Sunday School at every church she attended from El Paso, Texas to Flagstaff, Arizona. She had the biggest most loving kind gentle heart, and never had a bad thing to say about anyone.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, 3 brothers and one son (Dennis).

Frances is survived her son William A (Nancy) of Sierra Vista AZ, daughter Katherine Schutte (Phillip) of Flagstaff AZ, and daughter in law Vicki Wilcox of Flagstaff AZ. Sister Cloey Riley of Albuquerque NM, brother Alvin T Plant of Moriarty NM. Best Friend Alma Lee Harris of Lake Elsinor, CA. Grandkids Bryan Wilcox (Kris) Richard Schutte (Katy), Cheryl Benson(Derrick), Diane Gorham(Darryl), Tanner Schutte (Tanya), Kory Wilcox (Brittany), Heidi Reilly (William) and Kayla Wilcox. And 8 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews

Visitation will be on December 1 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Norvel Owens Mortuary, 914 E Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Services will follow on December 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM at the mortuary. Burial will follow at Citizens Cemetery in the Veterans section next to her husband.

In Lieu of Flowers, the family suggests that the memorial donations be made to Northland Hospice.

A special thank you to Dr. Keith Ryan and Katherine Costa for their care and kindness to Frances.

Family Members


Loving Wife, Mother
Grandmother & Great-Grandmother
"Everyone Who Believes
May Have Eternal Life in Him"
John 3:15





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  • Added: 30 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81234426
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