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Frances Rowan passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, July 1, 2014 in Camarillo. She was born Dec. 29, 1925 in Johnson City, Tenn.
She and her husband Kenneth Rowan were married 67 years and lived in Grand Junction, Colo. before moving to Bishop in 1970.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; four children, Janice, Fred, Dan and Don; five grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren.
Frances was very involved in learning her family genealogy, and left many great stories about the family history. She also wrote many wonderful letters and stories for her grandchildren. Frances wrote several articles for genealogical magazines and wrote two books for the Tennessee Historical Society. She loved writing stories and poems about her family.
She was a loving Christian mother and a blessing to her family. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, July 3 at East Line Cemetery in Bishop.
Donations can be made in memory of Frances to the Bishop Senior Center.