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Funeral Service

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Friday July 29th, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Frances Louise Zon

Frances Louise Zon, 89, died unexpectedly in her sleep at home in Central Point July 15, 2022.

Fran was born June 10, 1933 in the family home in Grand Forks County, ND. She shared that she “grew up in a little house on the prairie” where her family farmed.

Fran graduated from high school in Minto, ND, where she was Class Valedictorian and then attended Mayville State Teachers College.
Fran taught school in Carlin, NV before moving with her family to Medford. She had long careers with Payless Drug Store and the Oregon Department of Human Services.

Upon retiring, Fran continued serving her community volunteering with the SMART program, Eucharistic Adoration at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Medford Senior Center, Providence Medical Center and Britt Music Festival.

Fran’s personal devotion to her faith was exemplified in every aspect of her life. She was an elegant example of unconditional love and forgiveness and a tireless advocate for compassion and the well-being of others. She was certain and unfailing about her lifelong journey to Heaven.

Fran loved music, dancing, reading, travel and ocean beaches. Above all, she treasured her family, deeply concerned about every challenge and first to celebrate every milestone. A testament to her is the solidarity of her family. She felt blessed that her children “are a family in good times and bad.”

Fran is survived by her children, Kimberly Faith, Shannon Grey, Patrick Zon, Jennifer Pettigrew, Lisa Young, and Bradley Zon; sister, Judy Proetel; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Hattie Bushaw, brothers Joe Bushaw and Jim Bushaw, sister Lorraine Helmowski, children Michael and Allison, and best friend Jim Chaplin.

A funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Medford, Oregon at 11:00 am on July 29, 2022. Alternatives to flowers include memorial gifts to Britt Music and Arts Festival, Rogue Valley ACCESS and Sacred Heart Catholic School.

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A candle was lit in memory of Frances Zon

Mary Ann Henson Jul 29 2022 5:59 PM

“A mother is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory.” With our love and deepest sympathy to our friend Jennifer Pettigrew and family.

Paul & Judy Young Jul 26 2022 7:11 PM

I loved Fran. She was good and true in all measure and always kind, generous and compassionate to me Fran always made time to keep in touch and let me know she remembered and cared for me
Grant eternal rest unto her oh Lord, and Let perpetual light shine upon her.

Until, we meet again, thank you for caring for me. I love you.
Cindy Corliss

Cindy Corliss Jul 25 2022 8:16 AM