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Frances J. Gonzales, 91

Frances J. Gonzales, 91

Frances J. Gonzales, 91, of Hendersonville died on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Pardee Hospital after a lengthy illness.

A native of Whitewater, Wisc., she was born on February 18, 1922, to the late Frank and Jeannette Lidicker.

Prior to her moving to Henderson County in 1995, she lived in Cashiers, Orlando, Fla., El Paso, Texas and Panama. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, and was an active volunteer in their kitchen for seven years.

She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Oved Gonzales; her step-children, Delia Mencer of Charlotte, Lita Gonzales of Savannah, Ga., and Timothy Gonzales of Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. April 15 at St. James Episcopal Church  with the Rt. Rev. William H. Folwell, the Rev. Joel G. Hafer and the Rev. Eunice R. Dunlap officiating.

A register book is available online for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.