Saturday, 18 May 2024

Gail Francke

Gail Francke. Courtesy photo.

Gail Pickrell Scott Francke was born in Fort Bragg, California, on Oct 12, 1938.

She grew up in Santa Rosa, California and graduated from Santa Rosa High School in 1956.

She enjoyed being in a sorority, bowling, square dancing, selling Copperware, coaching her daughter’s softball team, being a proud baseball mom to her sons, and also taking cruises and mini vacations.

Gail found a great companion and kindred spirit in Donald Francke, they were married for 13 wonderful years.

They moved to the Roseburg, Oregon, area in 2009 and she enjoyed making their home a treasure.

Gail was Don’s “solid post” in all things. She was devoted to her Christian faith and loved the Lord in all she did.

Gail is survived by her husband Donald; daughter, Pam Whitehead (Ron); granddaughters, Tara Maples (Nick) and Traci Hoke; great-granddaughters, Ashley and Sierra Maples; and great-grandson, Christopher Hoke.

She also leaves a son, Donald (Diane); and grandsons, Phillip (Hillary) and Ethan (Marla); as well as her son, Derek (Tammy); grandson, Derek (DJ) (Stephanie); great-grandson, Greyson with another great grandson due in February; grandsons, Marcus and Morgen.

Gail was excited to know that she was going to have a great-granddaughter Anora in March.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Hilda Pickrell; sister, Glenise Mallory; and brothers, Gary and Gene Pickrell.

She loved the scripture in Ephesians 5:2, “and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

There will be no formal services, but the family wants you to share memories that you have of her knowing she IS in the arms of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.

Cremation rites have been held. Arrangements under the care of Umpqua Valley Funeral Directors, telephone 541-537-9300.

Upcoming Calendar

05.18.2024 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Inaugural veterans charity run
05.18.2024 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sheriff’s Activity League benefit breakfast
05.18.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
05.18.2024 10:00 am - 05.19.2024 4:00 pm
Buckingham Test and Tune
05.18.2024 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Land Trust benefit
05.21.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at Library Park
05.22.2024 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lake Leadership Forum
05.25.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
Memorial Day

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