Jul 252012

Frances Mary Hansen, 96, passed from this life on Friday, July 13, 2012, at the home of her son in Tempe. Funeral services were held July 20 in the Kyrene Ward LDS Chapel in Tempe. A burial service at the Mesa Cemetery concluded the proceedings.
Born in Capitol Heights, Md., to George and Lillian Babcock, she is survived by only one of her 10 sib-lings, James Babcock.
She moved to Tucson at a young age and spent the majority of her life in Arizona.
She worked hard to overcome many of life’s obstacles as a cashier and sometimes single mother, but she always took the time to look her best, and never forgot to send a birthday card with a dollar or two inside.
Her paintings, dancing and most of all her stories will be missed.
She was preceded in death by her daughters, Signe and Patricia, and is survived by her other four children, Gaylord, Robert, Deanna and Andrew. She has 14 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Norvel Owens Mortuary of Flagstaff was in charge of the arrangements.