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Virginia Smith Cummings "Frances" Gladych

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Virginia "Frances" Smith Cummings Gladych
June 10, 1914 ~ May 6, 2011

SEASIDE - Frances Gladych, age 96, passed away Friday, May 6, 2011. The oldest of eight children, Frances was born to Bertie and Priscilla E. (Currier) Smith on June 10, 1914 in Rockland, Maine. She attended local schools, graduated from Rockland High School in 1932, and took nursing classes at Knox County Hospital of Rockland. In 1955, Frances moved to the Monterey Peninsula from Frankfurt, Germany. After 20 years as a civil service employee, she retired from Fort Ord Army Hospital in 1977. Frances stayed on the Monterey Peninsula after deciding that she just could not go back to the ice and snow of Maine.
Frances was a 55-year member of the Pocahontas Lodge. She enjoyed bowling, sewing, writing to her pen pals all over the world, and traveling to visit her children and family.
Frances is survived by her sons, Robert M. (Trudy) Cummings of New Tazewell, TN and George F. Cummings, Jr. of Silver Springs, NV; daughters, Bonnie Gammill of Seaside, CA and Ginny (Larry) Thompson of Salida, CA; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, George F. Cummings; second husband, Danny Gladych; son, William F. Cummings in 1993; daughter, Arlene R. Grewell in 1999; grandson, Monte R. Grewell in 1983; and all of her siblings.
At Frances' request, no funeral services will be held. To sign the online guest book, please visit www.baysidecommunitymortuary.com and leave messages for Frances' family.

Published in The Monterey Herald on May 10, 2011
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