SAN ACACIO — San Acacio resident Frances Balcomb, 92, passed away on November 26, 2012 at San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center in Alamosa surrounded by her family.
Frances was born on January 6, 1920 in St. Micheals, Arizona to Roland and Virginia Mahan. She married Peter Balcomb in 1940. During WWII Frances moved to Vallejo, California to work on the Navy yard while her husband served in the military. After the war they moved back to Arizona and were in business for many years as traders in the Navajo Reservation. She moved to San Acacio, Colo. in 1975 where she spent the remainder of her life on her ranch where she raised Black Angus Cattle.
She was a parishioner of Sangre de Cristo Parish in San Luis and a third order Carmelite and a member of San Acacio Prayer Group. Her hobbies include painting, writing, art, stain glass and nature. She loved ranching.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons; Micheal and David, grandson Rudy James Neal and a nephew Cameron.
Frances is survived by her children Anton Balcomb of Alamosa, Bonnie Lee of Alamosa, Kathryn Balcomb of Alamosa, Merrideth Apodaca of San Luis, and Claudia Hess of Albuquerque, eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
A Rosary will be at 7 p.m. at Sangre De Cristo Parish Church in San Luis on Thursday, November 29, 2012.
The Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Alamosa on Friday, November 30, 2012.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Gallup, NM on Saturday, December 1, 2012.
The family of Frances has entrusted the care to Weylen’s Funeral Home in San Pablo. www.weylens-funeral-home.com.