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1943 - 2011 Obituary Condolences


12/25/1943 - 9/24/2011

Roy Francis passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, September 24, 2011. The cause was lung cancer. He was born in Oakland, CA to Jack and Dorothy Francis on Christmas Day in 1943.

Roy and his family moved to Chico from the Bay Area in 1975. He worked for Lundberg Farms in Richvale for over 25 years before retiring. Roy enjoyed taking trips to Reno, hunting for hidden gems at antique shops and yard sales, and hanging out with friends at "The Studio." He was also an artist, making wire sculptures and jewelry from vintage silver. In his last months, his grandson, James and James' girlfriend, Holly were his constant and loving caregivers.

Roy is survived by his children, Jack Francis, Alicia (Siggi) Haumann, and Lucy Middaugh, and their mother, Charlotte Francis. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, James and Steven Middaugh and Daisy and Max Haumann. He will be greatly missed by his brothers and sisters, Steve Francis (Sue), Brian, Dorci Eisenbeis (Rick), and Sue Taber, and his many nieces and nephews who loved him.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Newton-Bracewell in Chico. All are welcome to come and share memories of Roy with family and friends. Please bring your favorite photo of Roy to share with the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roy's honor to the or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, in care of the funeral home.

To view obituary and send condolences to the family, go online to nbcfh.com.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record from Sept. 27 to Sept. 28, 2011
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