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Frances Duran

September 6, 1925 - July 16, 2016

Frances Duran entered into the loving arms of Jesus July 16, 2016. She was born September 6, 1925 to Rodolpho Z. Haro and Trinidad C. Haro, in Bisbee, Ariz. There were eight children in her family; five sisters, Josephina, Cleotilda, Olga, Helen, and Nancy; and three brothers, Santos, Rodolpho, and Manuel.

The family moved to Tucson, Ariz. in 1933 where she and her siblings worked to help their widowed mother. Frances married Edward Duran in 1947. They had two children, Irene and David. In 1967 they moved to Inglewood, Calif.

Frances worked most of her life. She loved music, gardening, and fishing. Her love of music, from hymns to opera, was passed on to her family. While in California, she joined the ESL program, teaching English as a second language. She moved to Medford, Ore. in 1994 and served 17 years in the Inner City Ministry at Cornerstone Christian Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Irene (Leigh) Lorenz; son, David (Margaret) Duran; sisters, Cleotilda Leal, Olga Acosta, and Helen Ramos; brother, Manuel Haro; grandsons, Steve (Elizabeth) Lorenz, David (Jennifer) Lorenz, and Christopher (Wendy) Lorenz; great-grandchildren, Natalie (Andrew) Larson, Mary (Michael) Hall, Anna Lorenz, Sam Lorenz, Brady Lorenz, Blake Lorenz, Ben Lorenz, Bryan Lorenz, Bree Lorenz, Christine Lorenz, Anthony Lorenz, Sonia Lorenz, Noah Lorenz, Nadia Lorenz, Zoe Lorenz, Zachary Lorenz, Ava Lorenz, and Aidan Lorenz; and great-great-grandson, James Larson.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Cornerstone Christian Church, 608 North Bartlett Street, Medford, Ore. 97501.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Medford Gospel Mission, P. O. Box 1172, Medford, Ore. 97501.

Arrangements by Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, Ore.


Frances Duran