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Frances Arlene Dearcorn

d. July 25, 2022


Frances Arlene Dearcorn

On Monday July 25th, Frances Arlene Straw Dearcorn, "100", went to be with her lord and savior, While being a resident at the Powell Valley Care Center. She was born March 27, 1922 in Halifax Dauphin, PA. to Harry Walter Straw and Mary Valera Sheetz.

Frances was the only girl of 5 children and after graduating High School had several jobs. Being a Telephone Company Operator was what she talked about liking the most. It was at this time that she met the love of her life, an Army serviceman, Eugene Dearcorn, at a USO dance on the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, PA in 1942. After his deployment overseas for 3 years he returned in 1945, and they married September 8th 1945 at his mothers home in Straits Corner, New York.

After spending nearly 5 years in New York State, with the Health issues that mom had, the two of them headed west to Wyoming, where moms health improved and she and dad raised 4 children. Frances enjoyed, cooking, canning, painting, gardening, playing cards and other games, taking home movies, camping, picnicking, and Sunday drives, along with being a mother and grandmother. She was a 50 plus year member of the First United Methodist Church and enjoyed participating in bible studies and most all other church activities.

Frances is preceded in death by her husband Eugene, mother, father, along with brothers, Chet, Lee, Byron (infant), and John Straw.

She is survived by her daughters, Valera (Terry) Swenson, Joann (Jim) Cross, sons, David (Nancy) Dearcorn, Duane (Judy) Dearcorn. 8 grandchildren, Eric, Erin, DJ, Travis, Jennifer, Casey, Paul, and Nicholas, 20 great grandchildren, and numerous great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 o'clock Tuesday August 9th at Thompsons Funeral Home and burial to take place at Crown Hill Cemetery afterwards.

Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

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P.O. Box 807, 111 W 3rd St, Powell, WY 82435

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