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July 02, 1934 to July 25, 2020- A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, 6 August 2020

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Frances K. MoritzA funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, 6 August 2020 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Gresham, OR for Frances K. Moritz, who died on 25 July at age 86.

Due to limited space during COVID, please call the

parish office (503.665.9129) for seating. Frances's funeral will be live-streamed on Facebook at St. Henry Catholic Church.

Burial to follow at later date at St. Mary's Cemetery in Lake Forest, IL where Frances will join her son Andrew Francis. Frances Catherine Kelly Moritz was born 2 July 1934 in Chicago, IL to Mary Glasgow Kelly and Francis

(Frank) Kelly. Frances was the youngest of three sisters.

Like her sisters, Frances was active in her Christian faith

and thrived in the joyful service of others. She attended

Trinity High school, Rosary College, and graduated

from Edgewood College in 1956 with a BS teaching

degree. She taught public grade school for 9 years at

Deerfield, IL. In 1963, Frances married A.J.L (Ed)

Moritz and started raising their family of 5 children in

Lake Forest, IL. Her youngest son, Andrew Francis,

tragically died in a car accident in 1971. In 1975,

Frances and her family set new roots in Montgomery,

TX where the family flourished. Frances was active in

the Montgomery County League of Women Voters

where she helped register 100s of voters and worked

to ensure open access, objectivity & fairness for our

election process. In 1986 Frances became the chapter

president. During 1989-2004, Frances worked at an

oil drill-pipe mill in Conroe, TX where she managed

employee benefits. She so enjoyed working in the oil

patch. She was an active member of Sacred Heart

parish in Conroe and helped manage the parish book

& gift store. Upon retirement from Maverick Pipe

and Tube, Frances moved to Gresham, OR in 2004

to be with her family out West. Frances was an active

member of St Henry's parish in Gresham, where she

volunteered for many activities and enjoyed learning

through fellowship.

Frances was preceded in death by her son Andrew, her

sisters Rita Kelly and Constance Kelly LaPorte, and her

husband Ed. Survivors include her daughter Patricia,

sons Lee & wife Betty, Matthew & wife Donna, and

Rod & wife Heidi, grandchildren Adriana, Kara, and

Johnathan. Though we may be separated by distance,

time, heaven and earth, our circle remains unbroken.

In place of flowers, donations can be provided to Saint

Henry Church, Gresham OR or the League of Women

Voters (https://www.lwv.org/about-us/ways-give).

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