Nov. 9, 1924 - Apr. 27, 2013

Francis McPhail was born in Altus, OK to Joe A. Bellenfant and Ina Mae Bellenfant. She moved to California at the age of 6 months, spending her childhood in Brawley having graduated from Brawley Union High School. She was a polio survivor and a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.
Francis married William F. McPhail on November 7, 1945 and lived in the Imperial Valley for many years. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Santa Paula and also attended mass will family at St. Sebastian Church.
Francis is survived by her son, Earl McPhail and his wife, Willa; three grandchildren, Wayne McPhail, Dr. Rachel Moon and her husband, Dr. Phillip Moon and Adam McPhail and his wife, Monica McPhail; two great-grandchildren, Noah Moon and Rosalie McPhail; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Dr. Myer and his staff for their caring and love. Also the staff at Orange Blossom Villa in Fillmore, CA. They were wonderful and loving towards Francis.
Arrangements are under the care of Skillin- Carroll in Santa Paula, CA. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2013 at Skillin- Carroll Mortuary on 8th and Santa Paula St., Santa Paula, CA. Fr. Charles Lueras will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. Sebastian School will be greatly appreciated.
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Skillin-Carroll Mortuary
738 East Santa Paula Street Santa Paula, CA 93060
(805) 525-3391

Published in Imperial Valley Press Online from May 3 to May 6, 2013