Frances Mangum

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Frances Elizabeth Mangum
4/4/1919 - 9/29/2015
Frances Elizabeth Urschel Mangum was born on April 4, 1919 in Artesia, California. She was the second child of Rev. William and Elizabeth Urschel. Frances was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Thomas E. Mangum, Sr., her brothers Bill Urschel and Rev. Paul Urschel and her sister, Emma Smith. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on September 29, 2015.
Frances graduated from Pasadena Nazarene College in 1941 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She then took nurses training at Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in Nampa, Idaho, graduating in 1944 as a Registered Nurse. She furthered her education at the University of Washington and returned to Samaritan Hospital as an instructor in the School of Nursing until 1954. At that time Frances moved to Spokane, Washington and worked in numerous positions at Saint Luke's Hospital in that city.
On March 18, 1960 Dr. Thomas E. Mangum, Sr. and Frances were married in Spokane and returned to Nampa to live. Frances worked as a nurse with her husband at the Mangum Clinic in Nampa and they were faithful members of the Nampa College Church of the Nazarene. Throughout her life, Frances remained prayerful and caring to everyone that needed her special touch. This included many family members and friends. Her 50 years of teaching kindergarten in the various churches she attended was an expression of the love she had for children. In 1962 Dr. Mangum and Frances went to Swaziland, South Africa for nine months where Frances continued her teaching of student nurses. Over the years she loved recalling stories from that memorable time. Upon returning to Nampa Frances counseled pre-nursing students at Northwest Nazarene College.
When Frances married Dr. Mangum a large, loving family welcomed her. She instantly had 25 grandchildren and over the years gained several great grandchildren and a few great-great grandchildren. Each member of the family was a recipient of her generous heart. A favored talent of Frances was knitting approximately 250 Christmas stockings for family and friends. She was also known for her delicious sugar cookies, German chocolate cake and huckleberry ice cream.
After the death of her husband Frances lived at the home she had shared with Dr. Mangum. Later she lived with a number of family and friends and eventually moved to Upland, California to live with her niece Leona Urschel. In 2006 she returned to Nampa living the remainder of her life at Sunny Ridge Retirement Community. Surely, she was met with the words, "Well done, My Good and faithful servant" A memorial service will be held in her honor on Saturday October 24, 2015 at 10:00am at College Church of the Nazarene, Nampa. Services are under the direction of Alsip and Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa 466-3545

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Nampa, ID 83651
(208) 466-3545
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Oct. 18, 2015
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