Frances McCarthy
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Frances McCarthy, age 86, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020, in Bullhead City, AZ.
Known to many as ""Frannie"" or ""Frannie Mac"" she lived her life to the fullest. Dogs, horses, kids and wayward souls always had a big place in her heart and a home in her house. She was Mom to many and a stranger to none.
She is survived by: sibling, Joan Foster; children, Kate McCarthy-Simpson (Ken), Tim McCarthy (Andrea), Tom McCarthy, and John McCarthy (Gina); 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces; and friends beyond counting.
She is preceded in death by her greatest love, husband Donald J. (Mac) McCarthy; and sisters Mildred Linley and Wilma Schult.
Cremation has occurred and she will join Mac in the Pacific Ocean.
Honoring her request, there will be no service. However, that should not stop you from lifting a glass, telling stories, and wishing her a grand farewell.

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Published in The Durango Herald from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2021.
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January 27, 2021
ohh my sweet Frannie were my Adopted Mother and Friend. Your stories made me giggle ...You where my biggest cheerleader and encouraged me to be what I am today! Knowing you and your Love are together gives me hope and happiness. I will forever Thank God for putting you in my life! A good friend is like a four leaf clover Hard to find and lucky to have. slán go fóill (bye for now)
January 10, 2021
I shared many happy days with sweet and funny Frannie working at Durango Public Library back when it was on 2nd avenue. She was the most caring soul I ever met! Condolences to all the McCarthy family, I know you miss her and Mac very much.
Peaceful prayers and thoughts,
Maxine, Reno, NV
January 8, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
January 5, 2021
The World needed more Frannies .. Strong and yet gentle when needed..
May this lovely soul Rest in the Arms of the Lord forever.... dennis
Dennis McCoy
January 5, 2021
So sorry to hear of Frannie's passing. We have fond memories of your family, especially Frannie. She was a very strong woman and wonderful person. Frannie as Scott would say, was a kick of FUN!
Elsie Minser
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