Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 2, 2014
Frances Simonich Anderson

Obit Frances Simonich AndersonFrances Simonich Anderson was born in Tooele on March 6, 1916. She was of Yugoslavian decent and had 12 brothers and sisters. Frances graduated from Tooele High School and lived her life in Tooele. Frances loved sports and excelled in basketball where her team won the state championship in 1933. She competed in bowling until she was in her 70s and was an avid Jazz fan. She especially loved going to Wendover with her husband, Hilmer (Pete/Andy), the love of her life. She had two children, Frances Elizabeth and Robert (Bobby) Anderson. She worked at Tooele Army Depot as a chauffeur and retired after 25 years of service. There is an old saying that goes, “if life give you lemons, make lemonade,” and that’s exactly how she lived her life. While overcoming many obstacles, Frances always made sure her family was taken care of, and that is something we will never forget. Her mental and physical toughness is something we all strive to achieve. Frances was a member of St. Marguerites Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Hilmer (Pete/Andy), Son, Robert (Bobby), grandson, David Arbon, her mother and father, John Simonich and Rose Smith Simonich, also 12 brothers and sisters. She is survived by daughter, Frances (Don) Arbon, granddaughters, Lisa (Ray) Stewart, Pam (Ron) Fonger, and Elizabeth Arellano. She also has seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at St. Marguerite Catholic Church, Wednesday, Sept. 3, with the viewing at 10:30 a.m., funeral mass at 11:30 a.m. followed by graveside services. Light refreshments will be served after at St. Marguerite Catholic Church. LaCanooche and LaPusa-spee (good night and sweet dreams) Grandma. Until we meet again.


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