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Frances Hanna-Vedder-Jones, 81 passed a July 11, 2013 at her home in Ruidoso. Frances was born in Loma Linda, California on November 14, 1931 to Frank and Lena Hanna. Frances was the youngest of six children, Roy McCarter, Frank Hanna, Martha Wilson, Cora Emrick, and James Hanna.

She graduated Yuma High School 1949. Frances married Kenneth Norman Jones Aug. 9, 1963 in San Diego, California. Frances owned and operated Fleetridge Realty (Pt. Lorna) and the Broker in San Diego California for many years, until her retirement in 1981 where she then, moved to Ruidoso, New Mexico.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman; her parents; all of her sisters and brothers and Garrett Vedder, Thomas Tollison IV, William Kear, and Rachel Bradshaw.

Frances is survived by her daughters Irene Pettersen and her husband Harry of Ruidoso and Marla Stack and Bill Hightower of Ruidoso; step children, Jenny and Jerry Todd, Wesley Jones and Kathryn Brock all of California; grandchildren, Amy Gochenour, Heather Kaer, James Kellogg and Steven Kellogg , Kenneth Bradshaw, Boyd Bradshaw, Brian Jones, Preston Todd, and Jacque Marriott; great grandchildren, Sara, Michael, Alexandria, Brianna, Jacob, Lena and Taj, Avril and Alden; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Frances so enjoyed playing skipbo with her grandchildren. Her other joy was Oso her little dog.

She was so thankful to have lived in the best neighborhood, with so many dear friends. Memorial Services will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers: donations can be made to Ruidoso/Encompass Hospice.

Direct Cremation will take place under the care of PCS Direct Cremation Services.

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Published in Ruidoso News from July 17 to July 31, 2013
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