Frances Mae Groves of Hanford passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the age of 85 years. She was born in Santa Barbara on November 5, 1927 to C.J. and Mary Holmes. Frances grew up and was schooled in Lemoore, graduating from Lemoore High School with the class of 1946. Then in 1948 she obtained her license as a hair dresser and cosmetologist. Her hobbies included: playing golf, bridge, bowling and reading.
Frances is survived by her sister; Dorothy Wolfe of Hanford, 3 nephews; Larry Wilkinson of Hanford, Calvin Wilkinson of Hanford and Don Wolfe of Fresno, 4 nieces; Stephanie Holmes-Jones, DVM of Lemoore, Crystal Holmes of Visalia, Allison Holmes of Lemoore and Marcie Baker of Lemoore, 1 stepson; Elbie L. Groves, 2 stepdaughters; Jeannie Erdman and Patricia Collins, as well as numerous great nieces and nephews, numerous step grandchildren and great step grandchildren and some cousins. Frances was preceded in death by her beloved husband; Elbie Leroy Groves, a stepdaughter; Francine Groves, a sister; Doris Wilkinson, a brother; Clarence "Buddy" Holmes and a nephew; Dale Wolfe.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM in Lemoore Cemetery. Arrangements are by Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish are encouraged to contribute to the
in Frances' memory.