Frances Valentine Leininger

14 February, 192531 January, 2021

Frances V. Leininger, age 95, of Vina, CA, passed away Peacefully in the early afternoon of Sunday, January 31, 2021, at Marquis Senior Living and Care Home in Redding, CA. Frances was born February 14, 1925, as a twin, along with her brother Albert Valente in Sacramento, CA. Frances married her husband of nearly 40 years, Clarence W. Leininger, on August 4, 1943. Frances lived an abundant life on her humble ranch and homestead in Vina, CA, where she raised cattle, livestock and at one time watermelons. Frances loved the outdoors and had an amazing talent for growing fabulous gardens and flowers and working on her farm. Frances was a known Historian in Vina and Tehama County, where she utilized her historical knowledge and photo collection to write and illustrate a few books about the area as a legacy. In addition to her twin brother, Albert and husband, Clarence; Frances is preceded in death by her siblings, Manuel, Richard, David and Joseph Valente. Frances V. Leininger is survived by her two daughters, Barbara (John), and Diana (Ed); as well as her grandchildren, Heidi, Lauri, Beth, Blake, Amy, Sara and Corey. She also leaves behind many great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. Frances was loved by so many and will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends.

A memorial will be he held in her honor on May 9, 2021, at 2 pm, at the Vina Cemetery in Vina, California.


  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, 9 May , 2021


Frances Valentine Leininger

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