Helen Ruth Franse

August 9, 1927 ~ July 9, 2019 (age 91)


Graveside services for Helen Ruth Franse, 91, of Clovis, were held at 10:00 AM, Thurs., July 11, 2019 in the Portales Cemetery.

Helen Ruth Franse was born August 9, 1927 in Portales, and died July 9, 2019 in Clovis.  She was the fifth daughter of seven born to Walter and Jessie Burnett Franse.  Helen attended public school in Portales, and graduated from E.N.M.U.  She received her Master's Degree from USC at Los Angeles in Psychiatric Social Work.  Helen held many positions for the county of Los Angeles and the state of California.  Her first assignment was with the welfare of the blind, and later she spent many years in the Dialysis Department of the County Hospital in East Los Angeles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Clarence, Donald and Ralph Franse, her sisters, Marie Mackechnie, Carolyn Reese and Letha Mae Franse.

She is survived by sisters, Thelma Anderson, Ida Lou Purdum, Betty McCormick and brother, Roy (Jerrie Lou) Franse and many nieces and nephews.  Wheeler Mortuary is in charge of Funeral arrangements.  In memory of Helen, donations may be made to a scholarship in her name at E.N.M.U.

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Graveside Service
July 11, 2019

10:00 AM
Portales Cemetery
Corner of Third and Kilgore
Portales, NM 88130


Scholarship Fund at E.N.M.U.

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