Frances Louise Colbert passed away on October 16, 2019. She was the widower of James Keith Colbert and they shared forty two years of marriage. Frances is survived by her four children, Deborah Dahn, Steve Colbert, Janice Middleton, Ken Colbert, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her parents, John Shapkauski and Adeline Yuknis immigrated to the United States from Latvia, a country on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia.
Born in Chicago, IL, a devout Catholic who served in the United States Air Force through December 1955. She worked primarily in accounting and bookkeeping and retired from United Blood Services. Throughout her life, Frances enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and annual Laughlin birthday vacations. Her biggest joy in life was her family. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Although she rarely wanted anything for herself, she loved to buy jewelry, birthday gifts and Christmas presents for them.
Military and Catholic graveside service will be held Monday, October 21, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix 85024.
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