FRANCES REBECCA BOUNDS April 16, 1936 ~ December 24, 2013 Mama flew away with her sweet Jesus on December 24, 2013 at St. Elizabeth surrounded by her family. Born on April 16,1936 in Forest City, AR. to Ellen and Jess Ford. She moved to California at 6 months of age and has resided here her entire life except for a few months here and their to travel with her husband as he worked. She met her husband of 59 years in Gilroy, CA in 1951 and they married in 1954. They moved to Santa Barbara in 1959 and resided there until July 4, 1966 when they moved to Red Bluff. She loved a good party with all the family, Christmas was her favorite followed by a reunion or deer hunting season where all her family would come and she had the opportunity to cook for them all. She made sure everyone had something to eat and drink even when they really didn't want it. She attended Bethel Church and loved the Lord. She loved to worship and the youth at Bethel were among her favorite. She worked at many things throughout her life; Waitress, computer chip boards, telephone operator but her favorite was a Grocery checker for Rick Morgan at Holiday Markets. Mama was a people person, she loved to talk, and loved it when the neighbors would stop by to visit. She loved camping, fishing, hunting and travling to their property in Idaho each spring where they would stay until early fall. And the trips they would take to Texas, Oklahoma and throughtout the united states. Her health had prevented her from making those trips the last several years. She was the 8th child of 9; all have predeased her except 2 sisters.She would say nothing is the same with out all of them. She is survived by her husband Rocky Bounds, Son Keith Bounds, Daughter Cynthia (Martin) Hoofard all of the El Camino District. and step son Mark (Cecilia) Elmore of Claremore, OK. Four grand sons Brian Bounds of Flordia, Jared Bounds of Sacramento, and Dale (Nicola) Hoofard. And her only granddaughter Rebecca (David) Lopez of Red Bluff. Sisters Estelle Manning of Morgan Hill and Teresa (William)Gardner of Wheeling, Mo. She left behind many nieces and nephews all of who she loved so very much. She also leaves behind her sons childhood friend Tommy Cantrell who always came to visit and pray with her. No heart has ever loved or endured as her had. We are so blessed to have had her in our lives. We miss you and love you but know that there is no more pain and we will see you again very soon. Vistation will be between 4-8 pm, Monday December 30, 2013 at Hoyt -Cole, 816 Walnut St., Red Bluff, CA. Services will be held Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 10:00 am at Bethel Assembly of God, 625 Luther Rd, Red Bluff, CA, interment to follow at Tehama Cemetery in the El Camino District.
Published in Daily News on Dec. 28, 2013