Alvin "Butch" Francis

Alvin "Butch" Francis, 68, of Great Falls, a retired dispatcher for Montana Power and an Army veteran, died of cardiac arrest Tuesday, Oct. 30, at a local hospital.

A memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel. Cremation has taken place. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Carlena Francis of Great Falls; children Jody Reynolds of Columbia Falls, Jason Francis of Clancy, Glenn Kincaid Jr. of Butte, Les Kincaid of Anchorage, Alaska, and Scott Kincaid and Holly Kincaid both of Great Falls; sisters June Abbott, Barb Amndson cq of Boise and Lila Hallencerg cq of Helena; brothers Clarance cq Francis and Tom Francis both of Helena and Ralph Francis of Spokane; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Published in Great Falls Tribune on Nov. 1, 2012