Elaine Louise Francis
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Elaine Louise Francis
  • January 7, 1940 - March 10, 2016
  • Arizona

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Elaine Louise Francis (Grundel) passed away March 10, 2016 in Glendale, AZ. She was born January 7, 1940 to Donald D. Grundel and Nellie E. Saffell in Redlands, California. Elaine grew up in Yucaipa on a peach and plum farm with her sister Janet (Ward) and brothers Robert and Joseph. She graduated from Redlands High school in 1957 prior to attending the University of California at Riverside. During Christmas season in 1957, she met Ray Francis as a party he hosted. Eight months later they were married. She and her family moved to Phoenix Arizona during July 1971 where she worked as a manager in telecommunications at Phoenix Children's, St. Joseph's and John C. Lincoln hospitals prior to her retirement at age 70. She will be missed by her husband of 57 years Raimon Francis, her three sons and daughter-in-law's, Michael (Kathy), Steven (Carol), Aaron (Debra) Grandchildren Christin, Zackary, Nathan, Samantha, Hunter and Great Granddaughter Emily. She enjoyed greatly her grandchildren, reading, discussing history and researching the family genealogy. Her family was her life. Graveside service will be at Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands California on Friday, March 25th at 1:00pm. For more information or to leave a tribute please www.greenacresglendalemort.com