Frances deVries

October 2, 1913March 2, 2014

Frances went home to be with the Lord Sunday, March 2nd at the age of 100. Born, October 2, 1913 to William and Jennie Klampe in Jefferson, OR.

When she was 12 the family moved to Labish area to raise onions. Frances met Rudolph deVries, a farmer from Pratum, while attending a Sunday School picnic at Hazel Green. They were married June 19, 1934. They lived and farmed in the Pratum area. Rudolph preceded her in death in 1986.

Frances is survived by her sons, Gene (Polly) deVries, of Salem, OR and Lee (Charlotte) deVries, of Crawfordsville, OR. Grandchildren Tyson (Amy) deVries, Belfair, WA, Shannon (Tina) deVries, Salem, OR, Becky (Tim) Wong, Redmond, WA and 6 great grandchildren.

Frances was a homemaker, a hard worker and strived for excellence in all she did. She enjoyed music and played the piano during church services for many years. She attended Emmanuel Bible Church in Pratum until entering Lancaster Village in 2009.

The family wants to thank the staff and management at Lancaster Village for their wonderful, kind care of Mother the last 4 1/2 years. We also want to thank Willamette Valley Hospice for your kindness and concern. You have a special ministry.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Union Gospel Mission or Willamette Valley Hospice. A Memorial Service will be held March 13, at 2:00pm at Emmanuel Bible Church, in Pratum. Frances is in the care of Howell Edward Doerksen with Rigdon Ransom Funeral Directors.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, March 13, 2014

Frances deVries

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March 9, 2014

Dear DeVries family,
I am sorry for your loss. May your Mother rest in peace.
with prayers, Norma Jean Fordyce

Julie Adams

March 9, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother, Lee. Thoughts & prayers for all of you. May your cherished memories make you smile & lift your hearts.

Staff of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors

March 9, 2014

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Becky deV ries-Wong

March 8, 2014

After more than 100 years it's hard to put into words the many memories you savor, but here are a few that have come to mind over the last few days.
- pansies had monkey faces
-a carpet of daffodils down the lane, picking bundles and changing their color by putting them in colored water
-cut out cookies, frosted to perfection for each holiday, scalloped edge hearts, jumping bunnies, bells and Santa's always individually wrapped and sent to wherever I was in a greeting card box, so that I would have some home for the holiday.
-Hot cross buns at Easter, oh how I wish I had that recipe.
-Easter eggs dyed to perfection.
-Homemade pickles at every meal and always the one with the tail was for me.
-German Chocolate cake for my birthday
-hard candies and midget Hershey bars, you had to take a few before you went
-Lifesaver books at Christmas, the butter run was eaten first, never did eat the five flavors
-recipes sent through the mail, she shared from church socials
-how she enjoyed her music so much, she would light up when we got her to play the piano for us
-aprons freshly ironed
-sitting down to a meal that you passed and took time over, everything made special
- two dollar bills
-Ice Cream!

These are a few of my favorite things, tied up with string and stored in my heart.