Pauline Eizentier France
January 18, 1928 – July 22, 2020
Pauline E. France left this world on July 22, 2020 at the age of 92 with her beloved son by her side. She was one of five children and has now joined her brother Bill and sisters, Dottie, Bea and Sylvia in the peace of Eternal Life.
Pauline was married for 44 years to her husband Grover France who proceeded her in death, along with her first husband David Wayne Nancarvis. She is survived by her son Jeffrey Nancarvis, several nieces, nephews, and loved ones that Pauline considered her second family and dear friends, all of whom are mourning her passing
Pauline served with honor in the United States Army during the Korean War and was also stationed in Japan for recovery and rebuilding campaigns. She was passionate about rescuing children traumatized by the ravages of war, and worked tirelessly to make sure they were clothed, fed and had the resources they needed.
After leaving the army she worked as a Management Analyst and Librarian for the United States government for 53 years in Crystal City, VA and San Diego, CA until she retired in 2005, when she moved to Maitland, Florida to be near her son. Pauline was a pioneer for women in the workplace, following in the footsteps of her mother Anna, who was a suffragette. She was passionate about helping others to succeed and have a better life, and remains a deeply cherished and respected mentor for several former colleagues.
Pauline was a violinist and enjoyed music, history and writing and enjoyed volunteer work as a docent at several historic sites in Virginia. Wherever she went, people would stop to compliment Pauline on her vast collection of hats perched jauntily upon her head. She enjoyed dining out for breakfast and was a favorite customer in most restaurants, remembered for the pleasure she took in her trademark cup of hot coffee, “half regular, half decaf with cream.”
Pauline was a gifted researcher and writer who also wrote many poems about how she viewed life. She shared her wisdom in this poem titled The Meaning of It All, pictured with her playing the violin. These words embody how Pauline France lived her life and her presence will be missed by so many whose lives she touched.
"Life ends when you stop dreaming.
Hope ends when you stop believing.
Love ends when you stop caring.
Friendship ends when you stop sharing."
In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to make a donation to Disabled American Veterans ( www.dav.org), an organization Pauline France was passionate about supporting.
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Pauline Eizentier France
August 4, 2020
While nothing I can say will soften the pain you are experiencing, please know that I pray that your spirit is touched by the love that surrounds you. And that slowly, when the time is right for you, I pray a healing may begin for you and that only the beautiful memories of your mother be the ones that shine brightly.
Love and prayers,
August 3, 2020
I loved reading this tribute to your mom and learning things about her , her life and accomplishments that I did not know before. Her big and loving heart was always easy to read, but that she worked on behalf of orphaned and hurting children was very special to hear of. And how is it that I didn't know she played the violin! or that she loved to write poetry. The things we know about another are always so much less than the fullness of who they are. God alone knows us fully. I had conversations with Pauline where she clearly expressed her faith in the Lord and that knowledge gives me , and can give you great assurance that all will be well with her. Jesus said: " I have prepared a place for you , that where I am you may be also" I am quite sure Pauline heard Him say this to her as she drew near to her homecoming.
I am so very sorry for your loss, my dear friend. I am praying that your broken heart will mend with each passing day. Your mama is praying this same prayer for you even now. She has passed over from death to LIFE, and she is still with you to assuage your grief and tell you, "it will be alright" with deep love and affection --- Richard
July 30, 2020
Jeff - we were sorry to hear about your Mom. The last trouper of the Eizentier clan it seemed like she would make up for the lost time of her siblings. I hope you’re doing well.
Jan, Carol and Jake
Pam & jeff Elkins
July 24, 2020
Now Aunt Pauline and my Mom can continue their adventures that they had hoped to do together once they both retired, unfortunately they never had a chance But now they’re all together Love youCousin Jeff