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Obituary: Franks, Lucille Phyllis

Age 96


FRANKS, Lucille Phyllis
(Age 96)

Lucille Phyllis Franks, of San Mateo, California, passed away on February 3, 2016.


Lucille was born in Spokane, Washington, on August 26, 1919, to Charles S. Scott and Edna Scott.

She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School and attended Whitworth College, both in Spokane.

It was at Whitworth College that she met the love of her life, John Stanley Franks “Stan”.

They were married on March 2nd, 1941, and they were married for 51 years.

In 1962 they moved to Mexico City, Mexico, where they lived for 25 years.

Lucille enjoyed traveling and learning about other cultures.

In 1989 Lucille and Stan moved to Sonoma, California.

Stan passed away in 1992, and in 1993 Lucille moved to San Mateo, California, where she volunteered for many years at the Service League of San Mateo County.

Lucille was an accomplished pianist who volunteered at Filoli for many years.

She was an avid bridge player who organized bridge games at the San Mateo Senior Center.


Lucille is preceded in death by her devoted husband, Stan.

She is survived by her four children: Peter Franks, Elizabeth Franks, Mary Louise Olsson and Margaret Anaya (Heriberto).

She is also survived by her four beloved granddaughters: Christie Olsson Brush (Troy), Jessica Anaya, Monica Olsson and Natalie Westbrook (Bill); and one great granddaughter, Mackenzie; and two sisters-in-law, Fay Scott and Delores Scott.

Lucille was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

But oh!

For the touch of a vanished hand and the sound of a voice that is still (Alfred Lord Tennyson).

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