Frances E. Spencer July 4, 1919 - June 13, 2012 Frances Spencer passed away peacefully with her husband of 66 years nearby. Born in Georgia, Frances served as a WAC in the army and came to Oakland CA after WWII. She met Wyner Spencer Sr. and they were married in 1946. They settled in SF, bought a home in Bernal Heights, and had 7 children. Frances was an active community organizer during the 60's and 70's where she was affectionately known as Mama Spencer. Frances started the Bernal Heights Girl club and assisted with establishing the Senior Center and Neighborhood Health Center. Frances was able to assist neighborhood youth find jobs through her community connections. Frances encouraged her children to excel in school and was active in the PTA. Frances loved the 23 Psalm and confessed that Jesus Christ is her Lord and Savior. We will miss her but are joyful that she is with the Lord. Frances is survived by husband Wyner Spencer Sr., daughters Mary Spencer, Ivy Steverson, Vivian Miller, son Wyner Spencer Jr, 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday June 27th at 11:00AM at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave, Daly City.


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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on June 24, 2012