Frances Lenore Holditch
Frances Lenore Holditch

August 12, 1931 - March 27, 2020
Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Resided in Tempe, Arizona
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On Friday, March 27, 2020 Frances Lenore Sandoval Holditch, loving mother of five children, passed away at the age of 88. Frances was born August 12, 1931 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Frances was the daughter of Ezequiel and Maria Leonor Sandoval (deceased) of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Frances grew up in Albuquerque, she graduated from the Regina School of Nursing in 1953. She had a long career as a registered nurse working mostly in labor and delivery. Fran married Donald Ray Holditch (deceased). They raised five children, Carl, Greg, Becky, John and Robert. With Don being in the Army, Fran was the glue that held the family together during his deployments. Fran always had a smile for you and was always cheerful. Her loving, faithful spirit always brought smiles to everyone. She loved perfume, chocolate, reading, traveling, music, movies, cats and spending time with her grandchildren. A good time for her was a glass of wine in one hand a piece of chocolate in the other and at least one cat in her lap. She loved babies. Any time she was out in public and saw a baby, she would always just pick the baby up. Watching the faces of the parents were always fun. Then Fran would tell them about being a labor/delivery nurse. She was an inspiration of kindness and faith to her family and anyone that meet her.
Frances was preceded in death by her father, mother, brothers Bob, wife Judy and Arthur. She is survived by her five children: Carl, wife Shirley, grandsons Vince and David. Greg, wife Katy, grandchildren Zane, Sarah and Helen. Becky (Loyd), husband Steve, grandchildren Jessica and Kaylie. Son John, Cheryl and son Robert.
At this time, service arrangements cannot be made.
A memorial fund has been set up through St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Team Fran Holditch. Donations can also be sent to SAFE Haven for Cats, Attn: Ginger Rice, 8431 Garvey Dr. #137, Raleigh, NC 27616. SAFE Haven is a no kill cat shelter.




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