Frances M. Dyer

Obituary
  • "I met Frances through the Fair Oaks Solemates Walking Club...."
    - Shelley Allen

September 6, 2018 Frances passed away at her home in the presence of her family.She was born in Fresno, CA on Christmas eve an early holiday gift to her family. She was raised in Carmichael, CA and attended La Sierra HS, as the first graduating class in 1959. She was a longtime resident of Citrus Heights. Frances had varied careers, but her last as a case worker for the Sacramento Children's Home gave her the most satisfaction. She was an avid hiker, hiking 3x a week, and a long time member of the Fair Oaks Solemates Walking club and a founding member of the Sunrise Pickle Ball Club.Her other hobbies included traveling in her motorhome, cooking, kayaking, bicycling, reading, crafts, gardening and rock collecting as she enjoyed memberships in the local Cactus Club and Roseville Rock Rollers. Frances volunteered annually for 2-3 months as a Docent at the Umpqua Lighthouse in Winchester Bay, OR. She also volunteered for the Canyon Keepers and at Sutter's Fort.Frances was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and dear friend to many who will miss her dearly. She is survived by her husband and companion John of 32 years, sons Kevin (Stacie) Kraft of Folsom, Craig Kraft of Roseville, Jeremy (Amber) Dyer of Springfield, OR, daughters Carla (Michael) Hyduk of San Diego, Rebecca Kraft of Mill Valley, Christy da Silva ofAlamo, and Beverly (Dan) Anderson of Desert Hot Springs, sister Viola McKenzie, brother Larry Dalton, 8 grandchildren, 2 great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Frances was preceded in death by her father Louis Dalton, mother Erma Swerbensky and brother Ronald Dalton.In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Red Cross.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Sept. 16, 2018