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Frances Elaine Westcott

Frances Elaine Westcott

Female 1930 - 2011  (81 years)

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  • Name Frances Elaine Westcott  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 31 Jan 1930  Vinton, Benton Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Occupation Office Work - Secretary 
    Died 25 Oct 2011  Oregon City, Clackamas Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Buried 2 Nov 2011  St. John the Apostle Cem, Oregon City, Clackamas Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Person ID I14866  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2018 

    Father Ezra Addison Westcott,   b. 8 Dec 1906, Mt. Auburn, Benton Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1992  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Nina Marian Preston,   b. 5 Oct 1905, Mt. Auburn, Benton Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 2000, Portland, Multnomah Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1927  Vinton, Benton Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F5534  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John S. Fournier,   b. 2 Dec 1929, Portland, Multnomah Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1994, Oregon City, Clackamas Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 1950  [3, 7
    Children 
     1. Steven Fournier
     2. Brian Fournier
    Last Modified 16 May 2018 
    Family ID F5544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Robert Dean Herr 
    Married 23 Jun 1996  Oregon City, Clackamas Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Last Modified 9 May 2018 
    Family ID F5540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1940 census records her parents, Ezra A. Westcott, 34, and Nina M., 35, living with their children: Gladys D, 12; Frances E, 10; Homer W, 7; Ruth I, 2; and James A, 6 months. All were born in Iowa. Ezra was a self-employed trucker. 1940 U.S. Census, Taylor Twsp, Benton Cnty, IA (T 627, Roll 1138, ED 6-33, stamped p. 247).
    • The Social Security Death Index records Frances E. Herr (SSN issued by Oregon), born 31 Jan 1930 and died 25 Oct 2011, while residing in Oregon City, OR.
    • "Obituary for Frances Elaine Herr
      "Frances Elaine Westcott Fournier Herr
      "January 31, 1930 to October 25, 2011
      "Frances died peacefully in her home on October 25th 2011.
      "Frances was born in Vinton, Iowa to Nina Preston and Ezra Westcott. The family moved to Oregon where she graduated from Commerce High School in Portland Oregon. She married John Fournier and had two sons Steve and Brian. She was a secretary for Quaker Oats and she also worked for Armor Dial. After John's retirement from the OLCC, they purchased and ran a liquor store in Woodburn, Oregon. Following John's death in 1994, Frances met and married Robert Dean Herr of Oregon City on June 23, 1996.
      "Frances and her husband Bob built their home on 371 Barker in Oregon City and she loved her house and grounds. She had a vegetable and flower garden that she tended which brought her great joy.
      "Frances is a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Oregon City, participating regularly in services. After Friday morning mass she enjoyed going out for breakfast with the group.
      "Frances was an avid china painter and a member of the Oregon Society of China Painters. She was a passionate instructor traveling in and outside of Oregon to conduct seminars for her students. Her china painting is in great demand and her work was loved by many.
      "Frances and Bob traveled the world together, making many trips to Europe, China, Africa, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, Alaska and many more.
      "Frances is survived by her husband Bob, her sons Steve Fournier and Brian Fournier, her Granddaughter Hayley Fournier, her brother Homer Westcott of Portland, Oregon, sisters Gladys Greer of New Mexico, Ruth Wiese, Doris Durrell and Linda Gillespie of Portland, Oregon.
      "Frances will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends.
      "Funeral mass will be held at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church on November the 2nd. Rosary at 10:30 followed by mass at 11:00. Private internment will be at St. John Cemetery in Oregon City...."
      See: http://www.hillsidechapelfh.com/obituaries/Frances-Herr-23213/#!/Obituary/ [accessed 16 May 2018].

  • Sources 
    1. [S1101] IA Census 1940, Benton|, Benton Cnty, Iowa, 1940 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T 627, Roll 1138, p. 247).

    2. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Nina M Preston; 14 Jun 2000).

    3. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Frances E Westcott; 30 Oct 2011).

    4. [S281] Social Security|, U.S. Social Security Admin., Social Security Death Index, (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693).

    5. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 80673853 .

    6. [S1016] IA Marriages, 1880-1940, Iowa, Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940, (Iowa Dep't of Public Health, Des Moines, IA; Online database, http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8823).

    7. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (John S Fournier; 29 Jul 1994).