Frances Paulina Lenders was born in the Netherlands on January 11, 1937. Frances, known by friends and family as "CeCe" passed away in her sleep at Hope Hospice very early on Thursday, February 14th at the young age of 76. She had been hospitalized for the last four months due to complications brought on by Alzheimer's Disease.
Born Francisca Julia Maria Franken, her childhood was horrifically frightening and her family was poor due to the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands in WWII. She was married to Pierre Lenders and moved to the United States in 1959. Their marraige lasted for more than 40 years until he passed away in 1996 due to leukemia.