Frances Belle “Frannie” Pedersen


Frances Belle “Frannie” Pedersen, a 33-year Harbor resident, passed away on July 20, 2013, at her home in Elma. She was 83. Frannie was born on January 2, 1930, in Henryetta, Oklahoma, where she lived until moving to Aberdeen at the age of 3. In addition to Henryetta and Aberdeen, she also resided in Port Angeles for a time.

In her early years she was a waitress in Port Angeles and then worked in the kitchen at Olympic Memorial Hospital. Frannie attended college in Seattle, and was also a governess in Seattle while at college. Frannie was later an in-home caregiver in Elma. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, paper quilling and painting. She belonged to a rock club, garden club, grandmothers club and the Grange. Frannie opened her home and her heart to local kids on Sunday, fed them lunch and did a craft. She was also involved in women’s Bible outreach and her church, Grace Community Church.

Frannie is survived by her daughter, Christine Keeling of Port Angeles and granddaughter, Lisa Woodside. She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Kathryn Fry; son, Robert; and sisters, Roberta and Trellis.

A celebration of Frannie’s life and potluck will begin at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Grace Community Church. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Frannie’s cat fund that is started to care for her cats so they can stay in her home or to PAWS or a pet charity of choice.

Please visit www.whitesidefamilymortuaries.com to sign the online tribute to Frannie.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Whiteside Family Mortuary in Elma.