Frances McDaniel Gold, 94, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Memorial service will be Saturday, Nov. 24, at 10 a.m. at Crestwood Memorial Chapel, East Gadsden. Burial will be at Standpipe Cemetery, Vestavia.
Frances Gold was a descendant of the Colvin and McDaniel families, who were first settlers in the county. Her parents were Dr. Joe McDaniel and Nora Merkel, Birmingham. She grew up during the Depression. Her father was given chickens, eggs and once even a monkey in payment for services.
She was a veteran of World War II
, serving as an Army
nurse at the deployment station in Mississippi.
Following the war, she married Henry Bullard and had four children. She worked in Birmingham at St. Vincent's, East End Memorial, South Highlands and Southern Research. She married Peter Gold in 1991 and returned to live on the homestead farmland in Rainbow City.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Etowah Historical Society.
She is survived by her children, Elizabeth (J.G.) Kramer of Rainbow City, Kathleen (Patrick) Roth of Montana, Daniel (Janet) Bullard of Birmingham and Candace (Howard H.) Manning of Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.