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Frances Williams Obituary

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Frances  Williams
Frances L. Williams
Frances Williams

May 2, 1925 - January 31, 2011
Resided in McMinnville, OR


Frances (Fran) L. Williams died peacefully surrounded by family and friends at Oriole Foster Care Home on January 31, 2011.
Fran was born May 2, 1925 in Branch, Arkansas to Frank and Kate Shoop. The family moved to Oregon in 1936 where Fran graduated from Lafayette High School in 1943. She married Oren Crossgrove in 1944. They were divorced in 1964. Fran married Hubert (Bill) Williams in 1972. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bill and her beloved sister Patsy.
Fran worked in the office of Portland Glove Company for 25 years. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, Western movies and Country music.
Survivors include sons Dennis Crossgrove (Stan McCain), Robert Crossgrove (Janelle) and Kenneth Williams (Tammy) daughters Sandra Beukelman (T.C.), Shelly Fuller (Kevin), Sheila Pilat , Very Best Friend Betty Lou Chitwood and loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday February 5, 2011 at Golden Valley Brew Pub from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Legacy Hospice of McMinnville. To leave private online condolences, please visit


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Golden Valley Brew Pub
980 NE 4th St
McMinnville, OR US 97128
Saturday, February 5, 2011
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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