Frances Marie Goedde, devoted wife and mother, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 14, 2011. Frances was born on December 23, 1929 in Akron, OH to Frank and Frances Salamon. She met and married Harrie Goedde in Akron; they moved their family to Rancho Palos Verdes in 1972. Frances was an accomplished seamstress and loved to garden. She was a devout Catholic, a long time member of St. John Fisher Parish, and enjoyed her many years of membership at the Torrance YMCA. Frances is survived by her husband of 60 years, Harrie Adam Goedde, her sister, Rosalie Mills of Akron, OH; her four children; daughters Joan (Victor) Penacho and Celia Goedde; sons Christopher (Margaret) Goedde and Mark (Antonia) Goedde; and her five grandchildren. A gathering of family and friends will be held at White & Day Colonial Mortuary on Friday, November 18 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm with a rosary at 7:00 pm. A funeral mass will be held at St. John Fisher on Saturday, November 19 at 2:00 pm. Burial will be at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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  1. Fran will be missed by me. We met at the Y where I was a water exercise instructor.She worked out with me in my class. Fran was always upbeat and friendly.My love to Fran’s family members. She was a great lady. Love, Mary B Archer

  2. Ms. Goedde, Our sincerest coldonences during this extremely difficult time for you and your family. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers . Deepest Condolences, JW Maletta

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