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Mrs. Frances  Rue Balbirona
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Franciscan Hospice
    Lakewood, WA 98499

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“Prayers of comfort for your family from all of us. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Redeemer Lutheran Church - WA

“Sorry to hear of your families loss. Especially George and Jerry. My prays are with you.Bob Tibbits ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Bob Tibbits - Kingman, AZ

“May she rest in peace I never had the pleasure of meeting her but know her son Gary through his partner Ryne. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Lisa Arnold - Federal Way, WA

“Mom ... Though your physical presence will be so greatly missed, your beautiful heart and spirit remain very much alive within me and will continue...Read More ยป
4 of 4 | Posted by: Gary Pieterman - University Place, WA


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Frances Ledbetter-Pieterman-Rosas-Balbirona.

Frances was beautiful 87 year old woman who was
determined, brave, curious, and creative. Throughout
her life she was always open to learning new things.
She dove into computers in her 50's. She became a
master wood carver, winning awards in her 60's. Her
memory for dates and people bordered on gifted. For
over 60 years, bowling gave her great joy as she
made life-long friends on teams and in tournaments.
A talented and gifted artist had Frances winning
numerous awards and ribbons for her arts and crafts
at the Western Washington State Fair over the years.
She will be missed greatly by her three children, Laura, Gary
and Cathy, her brothers George and Jerry, her 4
grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Donations
to honor Fran's memory can be made to Franciscan
Hospice. A celebration of Frances's life will be held on
March 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Towers Bowling Center
on 6th Avenue in Tacoma WA.