Frances Evelyn French was born to Henry and Bernice Combs of by Craigsville, Minnesota on June 5, 1945. She went on to her heavenly reward on Sept. 4, 2022, surrounded by those who loved her dearly.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Raylou Mary Chill, her parents and her husband Robert King French. Frances is survived by her sons, Roy Allen Chill, Patrick and Jayna Chill of Roseburg, Oregon, Michael and Stephanie Houseworth of Eureka; her grandchildren, Cameron Chill of Eureka, Jessica Chill of Daly City, Raylou and Brian Wisecup of Roseburg, Oregon, Brenden Houseworth, Braxton and Adrianna Houseworth and Brenae Houseworth, all of Eureka; and her great-grandchildren, Aurora Chill of Eureka, Temperance Wisecup of Roseburg, and Brielle Houseworth of Eureka.

Frances was raised in Humboldt County. As a single mother, she held various job positions to support her family. She found the Lord at the age of 45 and He became the love of her life. She later remarried Robert French, they were married 9 years before he went on to be with the Lord. Frances continued in the faith serving her local assembly and putting all her love and devotion to her Jesus and her family. She was a friend, prayer partner, encourager, people lover, mother and grandmother. She faced many health conditions with positivity, kept the faith and finished her course! She will be deeply missed by all.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on October 29 at 1060 Hoover Street in Eureka.


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