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June 20, 2014
Jay
The Germains have fond memories of you mother and father.
It is great that she was so active and happy right up till the last.
Mike Germain
June 17, 2014
What sad news and the end of an error for a couple who really made a difference in lives they touched. I can see how one couldn't go on without the other. She and Dean were such a team.

Best wishes and fond remembrances :)
June 16, 2014
Aunt Frannie, We still hear the echo of your laugh. Cousins, we are so sorry you lost your mom. We love you. Betsy and Lilly
June 14, 2014
Dear Jay & family, we are so very sorry for your loss. And so soon after losing your Dad. Our hearts are breaking for you. Please know that you are all in our prayers. Love & peace, Ralph & Donna
June 14, 2014
Dear Jay and the Amidon family,

My heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your mother. On more than one occasion I was blessed to be welcomed into your creative and ebullient Amidon entourage, at the center of which was Fran's very special, natural sparkle; your parent's love for one another, for life, their children, and the community they helped nurture.
The first time was at your wedding, Faye and Jay.
One more instance that will remain with me forever was when you cooked an intimate bbq at the lake house with your parents, Jay. I took a long swim and when I returned, Fran and I bonded on a shared love of the planet's natural water world, and the vibrant joy found communing with nature in swimming. Her warmth and enthusiasm, and the generosity of spirit both she and Dean emanated was exceptional. I've known that same warmth of connection in you. My own mom gone now 7 years, and dad 3, I know for a fact that their love extends past this end. As sad as this moment is, her love is with you now Jay, as surely as it shines with Dean's-- throughout the Amidon family, to reach me and the many she touched with loving care.

I extend my sympathies to the entire Amidon family.


With loving solace,
Bob MacLean

robertmaclean3@icloud.com
June 13, 2014
My first husband, Larry Johnson, who passed away in 1990, always spoke well of your family. I'm sorry for the loss of your mother.Especial greetings to Philip.
June 13, 2014
Since we moved to Monterey nearly 30 years ago, we would see Fran and Dean and, sadly, since last October, just Fran alone,almost every day as they walked past our house each morning on their way downtown. Fran was a lovely woman and we will miss her very much. Our condolences to all her family. Ann and John Higgins
June 13, 2014
I was aware of first Dean and then Francis being gone. Each loss was greatly felt. Very much so. My family grew up alongside yours and my Mother especially referenced "the Amidon's" as helpful when she asked questions. I saw
both as the parents everyone would like to have. They were perfect to me and my sisters. They were fun to watch in their companionship and kindness and respect for one another. We lost the last parent over a year ago and yes, we keep expecting one to come around the corner anytime. I can say I have been there and feel for all four. I last saw them both upon visiting Monterey several years ago, sharing a newspaper at the Monterey General store quietly. My husband, (another engineer) and professor) and I were at a nearby table enjoying the amazing weather that day, too. They were special. An era is gone it seems.
Best always.
Anne (Pasche) Knorr and Jeff Knorr
Carmel Valley, CA
June 13, 2014
Another icon will be missed. I looks at your mother's photo and I see her mom, as I took care of her years ago at the Berkshire Hills NH in Monterey.
Fran recently mentioned going to a function (which she and Dean used to attend together) wasn't the same. We can think of them together forever in heaven now.
June 12, 2014
Dear Amidon Family,

Don and I will never forget your parents' warm and welcoming smiles, and the time we spent chatting with them on the deck of their lake cottage or at the Roadside Store. Our condolences to your dear family.

Fondly,
Ellen and Don Coburn
June 12, 2014
Fran had an incredible gift, generously shared, of making each of us feel special in her presence. Her smile, her hugs, her words, her warmth, her humor and her inimitable twinkle will be long remembered and cherished ... I will miss her so very much, and am grateful that I am among the admiring minions on Sylvan Road who were touched and inspired by her and by Dean. May her memory be forever as a blessing, and may we never again know such sorrow. You are all in our thoughts and prayers -- xoxo
June 11, 2014
Dear Amidon Family,
Our heart felt sympathy goes out to all of you for the loss of such a lovely lady. Our thought and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
June 11, 2014
We are so very sad to hear of the passing of Fran who touched our hearts on so many levels. She was definitely an icon of Monterey and also of the “summer folks”. The Amidons were our connection to Monterey, hands down. I am so thankful that I was able to give her a big hug at the Veterans Memorial ceremony and her hug was filled with her usual incredible sincere smile and love. As ‘summer people” Fran always made us feel a part of her family and she was truly my mentor on so many levels. Her legacy survives with the very special family you are. We are here to help – we are all grieving with you.
June 11, 2014
To the Amidons,
Your parents were the most lovely couple I have ever known. It always made me smile to see them together, because the love between them was so apparent. I will so miss seeing both of them at the lake and around town.
June 11, 2014
Paul and Amidon family Your parents were a lovely couple. Fran was a sweet LADY. We will miss her presence at the beach cottage and the community. Holly Hopkins
June 11, 2014
Dear Amidon Family, We are so thankful to have known both of your parents...the Monterey Beach will never be the same. Your in our thoughts, Ric and Denise Andrus and Family
June 11, 2014
I was sorry to hear of Fran's death. She was a fine person and had such a lively spirit. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Claudette
June 11, 2014
Sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. I remember her, and your father, very fondly.
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