POQUOSON - Alice Frances Dixon Rohrbach, born Aug. 6, 1921, in Poquoson to William and Girlene Dixon, passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2008.
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Mrs. Rohrbach was a gentle and caring person, who loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was greatly loved by all who knew her. Her favorite pastime was working in her flower beds and brushing her "lap cat", Simba.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Richard Jr.; and a sister, Nannie Mae Dixon.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Richard Carl Sr. of Poquoson; a daughter, Patty Walls and husband, Bob of Richmond; five sons, Sterling and wife, Teddy, Wayne and wife, Sue, all of Yorktown, Jim and wife, Inez, Gary and wife, Linda, all of Poquoson, and Bobby and wife, Carol of Saluda; a daughter-in-law, Gladys Rohrbach of Yorktown; a sister, Rosa Forrest and husband, Tom of Poquoson and their two sons; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home by Pastor John Pouchot. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton.
The family would especially like to thank the staff of Bayside Convalescent Center, Poquoson, for their loving care and support. Online condolences to www.claytorrollins.com. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2008