FRANCIS, Gail Kimberly Born in New York City, passed away on April 8, 2011, in Placentia, California. She was a much beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. A published author of at least 18 novels and numerous short stories. She was a longtime member of the Pasadena Lunch Bunch, California Writers Club, Romance Writers of America and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. She is survived by her husband, Kellin; stepdaughters, Michelle Bergstrom and Judi Lund; and son Eric Van Achthoven; four grandchildren and one great-grandson. Her daughter, Leslie Cordova predeceased her. A Celebration of life service will be held at Rose Hills, 835 South Brea Blvd. in Brea, on May 21, 2011, at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wild Life Waystation or to the charity of your choice.
Published in Los Angeles Times from May 13 to May 15, 2011.