Frances Lorraine Lane|
DOB: June 22, 1923
Home: Orcas Island, Washington
Married to: Joseph Cleveland Lane, Jr. in 1946 (67 years)
Services: Sunset Hills Memorial Park, June 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Frances was born in Long Beach, California then moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where she was raised by a large and loving extended family along with her beloved sister Mary Louise John. She attended the University of Washington where she studied Home Economics and Clothing Design, graduating in 1942. As an active member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority she made many life long friends. In 1946 she married her sweetheart Joseph Cleveland Lane, Jr. After college, the newlyweds explored many places and enjoyed many adventures making homes in Havana Cuba, New York City, San Juan Puerto Rico, then California. They returned home to Seattle in 1955 to family and many friends where they then raised their family.
Frances is survived by her husband of 67 years, Joseph C. Lane, Jr., four adoring children and their spouses as well as many loving grandchildren: Joseph C. lane III (wife Trudy, daughters Becky, Heather and Sara), Bruce Cameron Lane (wife Renee, daughters Jessica and Leanne, son-in-law Tim Nienabor, Paul and wife Brittany Bebich), Janice Lane Berry (fiance; Ford Griswold, son Alex, daughters Megan and Robin) and Glenn Lane (wife Sarah and son Taylor (deceased)). Sister Mary Lou John and her husband James, daughter Teresa and son Steven.
An incredibly kind, gentle and warm spirit, she was talented in so many ways. She created beautiful works of art in the form of knitting, sewing, needlepoint and tailored clothing. Her passion for cooking, and being the ultimate hostess, made her home and kitchen a favorite with loved ones, family, friends and neighbors. An avid lover of books, boating and travel, she will best be remembered for the love, kindness, humor and guidance she bestowed upon her family.
Published in The Seattle Times on June 9, 2013