Frances Lane

Frances Lane

Frances Lane passed away on June 3 and she was laid to rest on June 11 at Sunset Hills in Bellevue, Wash.

Frances was born in Long Beach, Calif. then moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where she was raised by a large and loving extended family.

She attended the University of Washington where she studied Home Economics and Clothing Design, graduating in 1946.

As an active member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority she made many lifelong friends. In 1946 she married her sweetheart Joseph Cleveland Lane, Jr. The newlyweds explored many places and enjoyed many adventures, making homes in Havana, Cuba, New York City, San Juan Puerto Rico, then California. They returned home to Seattle in 1955, where they raised their family.

After visiting Orcas Island in 1965, they were so enchanted with the island that they bought property at Spring Point in 1970 and built a summer home.

A few years later a decision was made to move to Spring Point full-time and make it their permanent home. Over the next 40 years she was extremely active in sewing and quilting groups, belonged to bridge, book and art clubs as well as other social organizations.

Frances is survived by her husband of 67 years, Joseph C. Lane, Jr., four adoring children, Joseph Lane III, Bruce Cameron Lane, Janice Lane Berry and Glenn Lane, their spouses and 10 grandchildren.