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Frances May House

Frances May House

Frances May House passed away peacefully at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center on January 8, 2017 from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. The third of eight children, Frances, was born at St. Luke’s on December 19, 1926 to Louis H. and Jessie May House. She lived most of her 90-year life in Boise, a city she cherished.

Following graduation from Boise High School in 1945, Frances immediately obtained a job with Mt. Bell Telephone, and proudly worked in different roles within the company for 37 years until her retirement. She was a long-time member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Frances loved her large family and spent significant time with her sisters shopping and attending various events. She enjoyed attending events at the Morrison Center and volunteered as an usher for a number of years.

Golf and bowling were several of her sporting hobbies. She didn’t hit the golf ball far, but she always hit it straight. She was a long-time league bowler and recorded a number of 200+ games and over 600 series. She loved to watch sports and was a BSU football booster and season ticket holder for many years.

After retirement, she and her good friend, Betty Joe Fisher, traveled throughout the US extensively, landing in most every state. She also traveled to Hong Kong and Mexico several times.

Our dear Sister and Aunt was a blessing to our family, and we will miss her tremendously.

Frances is survived by her last sibling, Dorothy Crum, and her niece and primary caregiver, Karen Scriver, both of Boise. Also providing care support, she is survived by nieces Diane Van Leuven and Marlee Terry and nephews Keith Loveless and Kent Scriver and their families, along with a number of other nieces and nephews and their families, most all of the greater Boise area. She had special relationships with her great nieces, Lisa Terry and Holly Stoker and great nephew, Chance Scriver, whom she saw on a regular basis.

Preceding Frances in death were her older sisters, Lucille Scriver (Mar. 2007) and Virginia Loveless (Oct. 2005) and younger sisters Wilma Barrett (Dec. 2006), and Marlyn Whiteley (July 2009). She was also preceded in death by her younger brothers, Ronald House (Apr. 2016) and George House (Dec. 2013).

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Cathedral of the Rockies First United Methodist Church, 717 N. 11th St, Boise, with a reception following. Burial will follow at Morris Hill Cemetery.

Should you like to make a donation, contributions may be made in her name to the Greater Idaho Chapter Alzheimer’s Association or a favorite charity.

1926 - 2017
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