Baker City, Oregon
Francis Ilene Nalley, 80, died March 26, 2004, at the home of her son in Baker City.
At her request, there will be no formal service. Family members will have their own time of remembrance and sharing of fond memories.
Francis was born on Nov. 28, 1923, to Otto August and Cora Bell Lee Fleck at Burley, Idaho. She was raised in a large family being the 13th in a family of of 13 children. She graduated from Burley High School.
After graduation, she met Robert Nolan Nalley. They were married on Nov. 17, 1947, at Emmett, Idaho. They had four children: Don, Bert, Chuck and Judy.
She enjoyed her role as a wife and mother. She took time to knit, crochet and read. One very fond memory is that of her making the famous Idaho Spuds, bite size, with the kids. She also enjoyed baking with her grandchildren. Dominick in particular, learned the art in making a pumpkin pie. Her most favorite times of the year were making the holiday meals. Francis was a quiet person and truly kept to herself.
For most of her life she lived in various towns in Idaho. She worked for a time at the Veterans Hospital in Boise as an auxiliary member.
In July of last year she moved in with her son, Chuck, and daughter-in-law, Lori. A favorite saying of hers that will be long remembered was “Big I, little u.”
Survivors include her children, Don and Sue Nalley of Harrison, Ark., Bert and Theda Nalley of Ohio, Charles and Lorelei of Baker City, and Judy Honstein of California; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Rainey of Caldwell, Idaho; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Francis was preceded in death by her ex-husband, but always a friend, who died in 1992; and three grandchildren, Donald, Ronald and Frank Jr.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 2, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor