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Ritchie, Frances E.
Frances E. Jorgensen-Ritchie passed away on February 28, 2013. She was born on August 12, 1933 in Detroit, MI. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kristine Bailey and is survived by two sons, Thomas Bailey and Robert Bailey; her daughter, Janet Hernandez; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She traveled the world visiting Africa, China and New Zealand and lived in New Delhi, India for seven years. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota. She was an avid artist and produced over 100 paintings spanning five decades. She once said that creating a painting was the epitome of complete satisfaction to her. We will miss her wit and wisdom. Rest in peace Fran. A Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:00 am followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 am at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St., Phoenix.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 3, 2013
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