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Keaton’s Redwood Chapel of Marin

1801 Novato Blvd, Novato, CA

OBITUARY

Frank U'Ren

May 28, 1935September 27, 2019
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Frank U'Ren passed away peacefully on September 27, 2019. He was born in Oregon City Oregon in 1935, to Francis H. and Irene (Johnson) U'Ren. Shortly after, the family moved to Tacoma, Washington where they lived for a few years. A work transfer in 1940 took Frank's father to Spokane, Washington where the family lived for many years. Another work transfer in the early 1950s brought the U'Ren family to the San Francisco area, where they purchased a home in Fairfax. Frank graduated from Sir Francis Drake High School, and attended College of Marin for two years. Frank was a lifelong employee of Union Carbide Corporation, having started working as a mail clerk for the company in San Francisco during high school vacations. The company employed him part time while he completed his schooling at College of Marin, after which he was hired full time as an administrative assistant. He was a Western Region Manager at retirement. Frank proudly served on the Novato Planning Commission, Novato City Council, and was Mayor of Novato in 1979-1980. He remained actively involved in Novato politics and was a long-time member of the Marin Conservation League. Frank enjoyed playing sports including tennis, golf, and he was a loyal Warriors fan. After retiring, he enjoyed travel and spending summers at the Russian River. Frank is survived by his wife, Pat U’Ren, his children James U'Ren (Susan), Mary Bennett (Lane Means), David U'Ren (Anita), step-daughter, Nancy O’Neill Shepardson (Scott), his grandchildren, Savannah Doran, Jesse U’Ren, Katie Shepardson, and Rachel Shepardson, and his sister, Shirley Ann Housley. Frank was the brother of the late Evelyn U'Ren and Catherine Yarnell. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank’s memory can be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society at Our Lady of Loretto, Novato.

  • FAMILY

  • Pat U'Ren, Spouse
  • James U'Ren, Son
  • Susan U'Ren, Daughter-in-law
  • Mary Bennett, Daughter
  • Lane Means, Son-in-law
  • David U'Ren, Son
  • Anita U'Ren, Daughter-in-law
  • Nancy O'Neill Shepardson, Step-daughter
  • Scott Shepardson, Step Son-in-law
  • Shirley Ann Housley, Sister
  • Mr. U'Ren also leaves behind four grandchildren; Savannah Doran, Jesse U'Ren, Katie Shepardson and Rachel Shepardson.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Friday, October 18, 2019

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