August 11, 1924 ~ December 20, 2003
Born in: Brookfield, Missouri,
Resided in: Phoenix, AZ
Martha Jane Francis, 79, died Saturday, December 20, 2003, in Phoenix, Ariz. Born August 11, 1924, in Brookfield, Missouri, she was the youngest of eight children of the late Claud V. and Marie E. Lillian Francis. Her father owned the Francis Ice Cream Co. in Bessemer. She graduated from Central High School and Pueblo Junior College in Pueblo, Colo., and attended art school in Santa Fe, New Mex. She was an artist and resided in Phoenix, Ariz. for the past fifty years. Preceded in death by brothers, Claud V., Jr., Elmer Wesley, Chester Linn, and Charles Lee; and sister, Lillian F. Anderson. Survived by sisters, Mary Ellen Brown and Doris F. Brownlee; six nephews and three nieces. A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 31, 2003, at Mountain View Cemetery (Please use East Acero entrance), with Pastor Gwen Brown of Westminster Presbyterian Church officiating. Memorials may be made to CSU-Pueblo Art Department through the funeral home.