Our beautiful Frances went to be with her Lord on December 31, 2012. She died peacefully at Tacoma General Hospital after days of being surrounded by her family. Frances was born in Portland, Ore. April 15, 1932 to Madeline and Frank Hudziak. She married Thomas Petersen (deceased) and shared a life with him, her family and her friends.
Her children survive Frances: Christi Lewis (Tom), Thomas Petersen (Gail), Mady Murrey (Lonny). Her son, Frank Petersen, preceded her in death. She also delighted in her eight grandchildren: Scotti Rose Petersen, Thomas Petersen, Jerry Petersen, Travis Petersen, Alex Murrey, Max Murrey, Jack Murrey, and Emma Murrey.
Funeral mass was held January 5 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Raymond with burial to follow beside her husband at the Fern Hill Cemetery in Menlo.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Paul's Catholic Church in Westport or Mary Bridge Children's Hospital Foundation in Tacoma, Washington. Arrangements are in care of Stoller’s Mortuary in Raymond.