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Frances Dempsey

May 7, 1926 - March 29, 2018

Fran was born in 1926 to Ora and Chloe Eastin in Mercer, Missouri.  The family moved to Oregon in 1944.  Fran graduated from high school in Scio, Oregon.  Shortly after, went to work at the Scio Bank.  While there, she met and married Bob Dempsey.  They were married 61 years.  No children.

There are no surviving family members.  Fran had only one brother, Russel, who died December, 2009.
Fran enjoyed bowling, fishing, golf and playing the guitar.  Also, after receiving the Lord Jesus as her Savior, Fran wrote 50 love songs to Jesus.  She and her best friend, Jan Voris, sang those songs, as well as most other well-known gospel songs, to care homes and retirement centers and at special occasions for almost 20 years.

A Graveside Service is planned for 2:00 pm, Tuesday, April
3rd at Willamette Memorial Park 2640 Old Salem Road NE, Albany, Oregon. 

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My wonderful Fran has gone home to be with Jesus.  You will always be in my heart. I love you.

A precious gem has left this spinning rock to dwell forever in the house of her savior. She will be missed by so many .Her music lives on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of listening to "Fran and Jan" in the decades of singing about Jesus. May her passing remind us all to think of our own time as she was such an inspiration and never faltered to know of her life in heaven.  I love you and thank you for sharing those last moments with me.