Frances E. Stoltz, age 98, of Longview, passed away July 30, 2017 (3 days before her 99th birthday) in her home at Monticello Park, Longview.
She was born August 2, 1918 in Sidney, MT to Arthur and Christine (Feiner) Cross. She moved with family to Mellen, Wisconsin where she graduated from Mellen High School in 1936. She met Henry Stoltz in Mellen while he was stationed there in the CCC’s. She later moved to Rhinelander, Wisconsin where they married in November 1939. In 1956, the family moved to Longview where her husband was employed and involved with the building and start up of R-W Paper Company.
She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, Longview Country Club where she enjoyed many rounds of golf, a member and past president of the Longview Ladies of Elks and a member of the St. Johns Hospital Guild. She worked with the local Fish Program, YMCA handicap swim program and the Blood Pressure group at St. John’s Hospital. She was a homemaker and a very loving mother.
She and her husband enjoyed traveling all the states, much of Canada and many foreign countries. She enjoyed gardening, dancing, knitting, spending time at their place on the Kalama River and on Maui, Hawaii, and the precious time spent with the grandchildren.
Frances is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Bonnie and Richard Kyro of Longview and Judith Honza of Bend, Oregon; a brother, Jack Nordell of Ashland, Wisconsin; four grandchildren; ten great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren, nieces and a nephew.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
A special thank you to the Monticello Park personnel for all the love and outstanding care given to her during her residency there. To all the other people who touched her life in so many ways, thank you.
A private family service will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Steele Chapel at Longview Memorial Park and Crematory. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 2067, Longview, WA 98632