Frances 'Frankie' Redick
Frances left earlier than expected for her next adventure. She left behind laughter, great memories and a trail of wonder for those who met her.
All of Frankie's time was an adventure, and everything she was interested in, she excelled at. From teaching floral design, working in nonprofits, security, construction, or deciding to go back to college at 40, and graduating with higher than a 4.0 GPA.
She loved to travel and was always curious what was down the next road, whether it was in her neighborhood or in Thailand, Jamaica, Hawaii, the Bahamas or the next exotic location.
She had the friendships all women hope to have. The kind who strengthen each other in tough times, laugh with each other during the good times, and know where the bail money is kept (you know, just in case).
Frankie felt her greatest achievement was her daughter. She was proud that she raised a kind, funny and powerful woman.
Frankie is survived by many people who felt seen, loved, and accepted by her. She left children both in biology and in love with a knowledge that the terms of her love were unconditional. She had new family, old family, and chosen family who she loved deeply and who will all miss her.
There will be a stop on Frankie's Farewell Tour Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Round Butte Observatory from 1 - 3 p.m.