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Frances Louise Bartels(1932 - 2014)

FRANCES LOUISE BARTELS 81,of Perris passed away peacefully on January 21st of cancer. She is survived by her five children, nine grandchildren, five great- grandchildren, and one turtle. Frances Louise Bartels (née Queen) was born on September 30, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois. In 1959 Frances moved to Jacksonville, North Carolina, then La Puente, California before settling in San Diego, California. In 1985 she met the love of her life, Leonard Bartels; they were married on July 18, 1986 and settled in Perris, California where they enjoyed 27 years together. Leonard died on March 13, 2013 at age 84. She worked as a Computer Specialist for 28 years, retiring from Norton AFB. Frances was very involved in the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and was President of her local auxiliary for four terms. In 1996-1997, she rose to Department of California President of the Ladies Auxiliary. She also held various positions throughout the state, including 23rd District President. Frances was a very loving and protective mother and wife. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends throughout the state of California. Graveside Funeral Services will be conducted Monday, February 3rd at 10:15a.m. in Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA. Reception to follow immediately afterward. Remembrances may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements are Entrusted to the Care of 9695 Magnolia Ave. Riverside, CA 92503 (951) 785-4071 Please go to: www.akesfamilyfuneralhome.com and sign the guest book
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 28, 2014
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