M. Annette Francis

M. Annette Francis M. Annette Francis died on Jan. 26, 2013, in Ridgecrest. She was 81 years old.

Visitation was at the H. K. Holland Memorial Chapel on Friday, Feb. 1, with funeral services held on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Church of the Nazarene, Pastor James Goss officiating. Burial took place at Desert Memorial Park in Ridgecrest.

Annette was born on April 7, 1931, in Montecello, Fla. She was a resident of Vero Beach, Fla., then moved to Ridgecrest in 1950.

Annette married Robert J. Francis, and together they had three children. She worked as an account clerk at Burroughs High School until her retirement from the Sierra Sands Unified School District in 1992.

She was an active member of the Eastern Star, Golden Slippers and Senior Bowling League. She attended the Church of the Nazarene. Her hobbies included traveling, camping and reading.

Annette is survived by her husband, Robert J. Francis of Ridgecrest; daughter Shirley and husband Don Crouse; sons Robert W. Francis and wife Tary and Richard W. Francis and wife Jodi; brother George Teate; sisters Mary Sue Snyder and June Kermode; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Submitted by the family of M. Annette Francis

Story First Published: 2013-02-06