Northwest NEWS

January 10, 2000

Local News

Ann Francis

Obituary: Ann Francis

   Ann Francis, of Monroe, passed away Dec. 30, 1999. She was gently cared for at Evergreen Medical Center.

   Ann had made her home in Monroe for over fifty years. During her early years, she thoroughly enjoyed the great outdoors and was an avid sportswoman. She enjoyed fishing, hunting, and was an excellent gardener.

   She was very patriotic and devoted herself to public service serving as city clerk of Monroe, secretary of the Fire Commission, member of the Monroe City Council, and Mayor ProTem. Among her many honors were acting as grand marshal in the Evergreen State Fair Parade and the parade leading the bearer of the Olympic Torch for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. She was recognized by many as a driving force in the development of Monroe.

   Ann leaves a legacy of seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter Barbara Solberg, member of Woodinville City Council, son-in-law Andy Solberg, and son Don Monson. She will be greatly missed for her tenacity, fierce individualism, and wonderful apple pies.