Frances Marion Schwendiman

December 3, 1915October 3, 2013

Frances Marion Schwendiman, 97

Frances was born December 3, 1915 in Centralia, Washington and passed away on October 3, 2013 in Everett Washington. Frances earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry at the University of Washington. She married Lysle Schwendiman in Seattle Washington in 1941. They moved to the tri-Cities in the late forties and after raising her family, Frances taught math at Park Jr. High and Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, Washington. She was a loyal parishioner at Immaculate Conception Church.

She was an avid reader, and after her eyesight failed, an avid listener. Frances is preceded in death by her husband Lysle; sister Theresa Westfall and brother Jerome Thomas. She is survived by her children Sylvia, Paul, Lynn, and Anne; brother Donald Thomas and Grandson Christopher Schwendiman. Interment services will be held at 11:00am, Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 915 Bypass Highway in Richland, Washington. Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Home in Everett.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Washington Talking Book and Braille Library. Special thanks to the staff and residents at Sunrise View for their friendship, care and compassion. You were a wonderful, complicated and surprising person, Mon, and we will miss you deeply.


Frances Marion Schwendiman

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Rick Vale

October 25, 2013

My prayers and sympathy to the family of such a fascinatingly wonderful soul. Her tough exterior truly didn't do justice to the kindness of heart she exhibited to the privileged few...she continues to be an inspiration to me since my graduation from Kamiakin High School in 1976.

October 13, 2013

What a special lady, she will be missed by her "Sunrise View Family". Thank you for allowing us to be a part of her life.

October 8, 2013

My sincerest condolences to her children and family~ I had Mrs. Schwendiman for Freshman Algebra at Kamiakin in 1978; I remember her as a tough yet fair teacher, and a gracious lady. Rest in Peace~

Lucy R

October 8, 2013

Wonderful teacher! Beautiful, classy, and kind. Thank you.