September 19, 1930 – February 17, 2018
Frances (Looney) Scalf, 87, was born Sept. 19, 1930, in Onalaska Wash., to John and Ethel (Stiltner) Looney. She lived her childhood in Glenoma, Wash. Frances graduated from Morton High School in 1948, and married William J. “Sam” Scalf. They resided in the Randle, Wash., area for most of their lives. In 1954, at a Glenoma Garden Club Flower Show, she won the sweepstakes award for having the most blue ribbons for flower arranging. Frances took great pleasure in her yard filled with flowers and would bring flower arrangements to her church every Sunday morning for many years. She was an active member of the Randle Illahee Garden Club and was a very loving Christian, active in her church in many roles. Frances was also an artist, painting beautiful oil pictures of Mount Adams, Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens, gifting numerous to her family. She was a bookkeeper for Cowlitz Veneer in Randle, then briefly for Cowlitz Stud in Randle, before becoming head bookkeeper at Packwood Lumber Company. Frances survived a disabling car crash in 1974, which cut her work career short. She courageously spent the rest of her life overcoming the effects of that crash. Also, she educated herself of the importance of a healthy diet, passing those habits on to her family. As a result, she didn’t take any long-term prescription medications until her very final years. She loved being outside in her garden, working in her yard and going for drives and picnics in the nearby mountains. Her greatest joy was her family including, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Frances was preceded in death by her husband, William “Sam” Scalf; parents, John and Ethel Looney of Glenoma; and granddaughter, JeTaime Hall of Randle. She is loved and survived by her sister, JoAnn (Wink) Morris of Randle; brother, Ralph (Vera) Looney of Yuba City, Calif.; sons, Dennis (Joni) Scalf of Spokane and Duane (Dacia) Scalf of Republic; daughter, Tina Scalf of Packwood; grandchildren, Boaz, Carmel, Anna, Daniel, Daniqua, Jeb and Jeremiah; seven great-grandchildren; and beloved nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Frances maintained and shared her strong Christian faith with everyone she met. She made many friends far and wide because of her example. Frances resided, for the last 12 years at Heritage House Assisted Living in Morton. She definitely “bloomed where she was planted!” Because of her accident, she wasn’t able to walk perfectly for 44 years, but now she’s running and skipping in the sunshine!
- Memorial Service Saturday, April 14, 2018