Frances I. Tolson



Frances Ione Tolson passed away peacefully at her home in Central Point, Ore., with her loving family at her side on Thursday, March 25, 2010, at the age of 90 years.



She was born on May 7, 1919, in Superior, Wis., to Muriel and Alvin Miller. She grew up in Washington, D.C. and married Joseph Sterling Tolson on March 7, 1937. Following her retirement from the Washington Post Office in 1971, they moved full time to Ridge, Md. and in 1998,to Ashland, Ore. Shortly after celebrating 62 years of marriage, she lost her beloved Joe in April 1999.



Survivors include daughters,Yvonne Tolson, Hayward, Calif, Michele (Dave) Jones, Medford, Ore., and Francine Tolson, Falls Church, Va.; three grandchildren, Kevin Weiss, Brisbane, Australia, Jennifer Jones, Central Point, Ore., and Jaclyn Jones, New Haven, Conn.; and one great-grandson, Beckett Weiss, Brisbane, Australia.



The funeral mass for Frances I. Tolson will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 31, at Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church, Ashland. Interment will follow at the Eagle Point National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Friends may call at the Litwiller Simonsen Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. The recitation of the Rosary will follow at 7:00 p.m.



In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to United Way HOPE Chest, 769 Spring Street, Medford, OR, 97504 or Ashland Community Hospital Hospice, 280 Maple Street, Ashland, OR, 97520.



Arrangements: Litwiller Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, www.litwillersimonsen.com.