June Evangeline Franchebois

June Evangeline Franchebois

June Evangeline Franchebois

June Evangeline Franchebois, age 86, of Lake Forest Park, Washington, passed away on August 29, 2016, at a hospice care facility in Kirkland, Washington.

 

She was born on December 7, 1929, in Seattle, the only child of Edward Wells and Ruth (Jones) Wells. As an adolescent, she moved with her mother from Capitol Hill to West Seattle, later graduated from West Seattle High School, and went on to attend the University of Washington. In 1949, she married fellow Seattleite Robert Pintler; together they reared three children—Larry, Diane, and Jodi. The couple divorced in 1975, and June subsequently wed James Franchebois, a Boeing machinist originally from Opelousas, Louisiana.

 

As a girl, June was an enthusiastic swimmer and modeled clothing at the Frederick & Nelson department store. In her adulthood, she was a lover of gardening, antiques, cooking, and reading. She was very involved in her close-knit neighborhood, and with husband Jim—who for many Christmases has portrayed Santa Claus at Lake Forest Park Town Center and other venues—she appeared as Mrs. Claus.

 

June will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Jim Franchebois; children Larry (with wife Barbara), Diane (with husband Kim Brumble), and Jodi (with husband Jeff Pierce); grandchildren Amie-June Brumble (with husband Tyler Morrison) and Jason Brumble (with wife Ilana); and great-grandchildren Gareth Morrison and Ezrie Brumble.

 

A funeral mass for June will be held on Thursday, September 22nd at 11:00 AM at Saint Mark Catholic Church, 18033 15th Place NE, Shoreline, WA. Reception following in the Parish Hall. Her remains are to be buried at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, also in Shoreline.

 

In lieu of flowers, please remember June with a donation to the hospice or charity of your choice.

8 Responses to “June Evangeline Franchebois”

  • BARBARA JAEGER says:

    DEAR JIM,
    I WOULD LIKE TO SEND A DONATION TO CANCER OR HOSPICE. PERHAPS YOU HAVE THE HOSPICE ADDRESS AND NAME OF THE FACILITY AND COULD EMAIL IT TO ME.YOU AND THE FAMILY ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS EVERY DAY.

    BARB

  • Ronald Bridgeman says:

    A wonderful woman and faithful friend who always made you welcome in her company, she will always be with me in my memories, my condolences to Jim and her family.Ronald

  • Lorraine Bjorklund says:

    God saw you were getting tired–
    and and cure was not to be.
    So He put His arms around you
    and whispered come with Me.

    With tearful eyes we watched you
    suffer and saw you fading away.
    Although we loved you dearly,
    We could not make you stay.

    A golden heart stopped beating.
    Working hands were put to rest.
    God broke our hearts to prove to us,
    He only takes the best.

    Submitted by Lorraine & Guy

  • Charlene Robertson says:

    What a joy and privilege to have been June’s neighbor for 4 years. Definitely not long enough! June was a people lover and had a way of making you feel as though you were the only person in the room.

  • JEAN BRYANT says:

    jUNE WAS A JOY AND A DELIGHT hEAVEN IS A LITTLE BRIGHTER NOW THAT SHE IS THERE.

    i TRUST WE WILL MEET AGAIN FOR TRUE LOVE NEVER DIES

    SHE WAS AND STILL IS A BLESSING TO US ALL

  • Don Olsen says:

    I’ve known June for 60 years and a better, more loyal friend isn’t available. She always had a twinkle in her eyes and would love to wrinkle up her nose and say her favorite phrase, “What’s up Doc” June will be dearly missed by me and all her many friends.

    Don Olsen

  • Linda Sifri says:

    Thankful for the privelege of knowing June and sharing stories and laughs although so briefly. Dearly missed.

  • Charity Parenzin says:

    June was a delight. My boys were always thrilled to see her and Jim and learn new delightful games over cookies and conversation. She treated them like family. She was someone I wish I had been able to know more and someone I hope to be more like – always having time for others, always patient with children, always eager to see joy.

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