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Frances Stevens Atterbury


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Frances Stevens Atterbury
On June 12th, 2017, we mourned the passing of a vibrant, active and truly remarkable lady, Fran Atterbury, just shy of her 92nd birthday. Still beautiful to the last moment, she brought joy to all who knew her with her warm and generous spirit.

Fran was born in Oakland, California, on July 31st, 1925, the daughter of Lloyd and Reba Stevens. As a child, she grew up in Piedmont and later attended the University of Colorado where she was a member of the Delta Gamma sorority. During World War II, she volunteered to drive an ambulance to transfer wounded soldiers from the Oakland Pier to the hospital.

In 1945, she married her childhood sweetheart, Robert "Bob" Atterbury. They met in their 6th grade music class - Fran on the piano, Bob on the drums - a duet that would last 67 years. Moving to their ranch in Yuba City, in 1951, they reared their daughters Diane and Laurie. Fran enjoyed giving back to the community through many years of involvement with Alpha Sigma and volunteering as a hospital Pink Lady.

Fran was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. "Gran", as she was known to her family, filled her house with photographs of her loved ones which told the story of a life well lived. She leaves behind a legacy of long-time friendships with wonderful neighbors, engaging tennis partners, congenial bridge players, and unsuspecting domino "victims".

She is survived by her loving daughters, Diane Connor and Laurie Morrison (Ken); four grandchildren, Jennifer Connor, Michael Connor (Blish), Rob Morrison, Ryan Morrison; and three great-grandchildren, Truman, Snowden, and Patrick Connor.

At Fran's request there will be no service. Remembrances may be made to the Sutter County Library or to the . A celebration of Fran's life will be held at her home on Saturday, July 29th, 2017, from 10am to 1pm for family and close friends.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from June 16 to June 18, 2017
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