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Francine M. Clark

May 14, 1934December 24, 2014

Francine was born in Timber, Oregon on May 14, 1934 to Clarence and Viola Girsberger. She grew up in the Sheridan area and Graduated from Sheridan High School. Fran began her working life at a bank in McMinnville shortly after graduating from high school and then later went to work in accounting for NW Packing and Allison Electric. In 1976 Fran moved to Alaska with a friend. She returned to Oregon, settling in Portland, in 1986 to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren. Upon her return Fran went to work at St. Vincent Medical Center in accounting for the OB/GYN Department, where she took great joy working near the babies. Fran left St. Vincent Medical Center to open her own dog grooming business, Best Friends Bath & More, in North Portland. In 2010 Fran retired and the shop closed. Fran was a strong willed and independent woman who had no problem letting you know what she thought (good, bad, or indifferent). She loved animals, especially her dogs and cockatiels. On the weekends she could be found in the garden with her grandchildren or out on one of their many hiking trips to Multnomah Falls and other local spots. While indoors, Fran enjoyed putting together puzzles, knitting, crocheting, and sewing. Fran also enjoyed music, listening to country and the blues. Fran is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Shawneen and Donald Betha; sisters, Lorrene Blair and Patricia Highley; grandchildren, Josh Clark-Redeau, Rayleen Clark, and Lasweet Betha; and great-grandchildren, Acacia, Mackenzey, Jadynn, Josyah, Isaiah, and Thomas. She was preceded in death by her great-grandson, Joshawn. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Oregon Humane Society.

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Pamela Peet

January 11, 2015

For Fran and her family

Pamela Peet

January 11, 2015

It was a pleasure knowing Frannie for the last couple of years. My dog and I are a pet therapy team and for the past couple of years we would visit Frannie at her residence. She adored our visits- she would light up every time we showed up to see her.
She would pet and groom the dog, she would tell me what I needed to do to make the dog healthy and happy too! We also watched movies together as well as walked together in the hall with the dog by her side.
I know our visits brought her joy.

Godspeed Frannie,
Best Regards,
Pamela

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY