Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00
Frances Parsons Wunder passed away peacefully on April 20, 2012 at the age of 98. She was predeceased in 1999 by George William Wunder, her beloved husband of 60 years.
Fran was born in Salt Lake City, UT, and was an independent woman from the start. She attended Stanford University before returning home to assist her family during the Great Depression and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Utah in 1935.
Fran was a longtime member of the Junior League in Cincinnati, OH, and Port Washington. She co-founded the Children’s Theater associated with the North Shore Junior League. Fran was also a member and past president of the Manhasset Chapter of PEO. She was a dedicated member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Port Washington and served on its altar guild for many years. Frances possessed a pioneering spirit and a zest for life that will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.
Frances is survived by her three children and their families including four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial visitation was held April 25 at Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington.