July 18 to July 25, 2014
Frances Esther Martin Raab (1927-2014)
Frances Esther Martin Raab passed away on July 11, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona on August 29, 1927. She attended Chapman College where she met her sweetheart and husband of 61 years, W. Art Raab. After getting married March 19, 1948, Fran & Art lived in Berkeley, Sonora, and Exeter, then settled down to raise their family in Lodi, California. Fran loved to sew, paint, sing, participate in church theater, garden organic foods, participate in the United Congregational Christian Church community, be active in community service by supporting the Lodi Food Bank and co-organizing the Natural Food Co-Op, and to look after her 3 children. She is survived by her 3 children, Paul Raab, Mary O'Donnell, and Barbara Reinhardt, 13 grandchildren, J.R. Bill, Carolynn, Keith, Lisa, Jenn, Elizabeth, Ben, Sarah, Kimberly, Jessica, Emily, and Julie, and 19 great-grandchildren. She was a woman of faith, who has completed her walk on earth and reunites with Art to continue their spiritual journey ahead. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30th, 4:00 PM at the United Congregational Christian Church, 701 S. Hutchins, Lodi.