Glidden, Frances Octavia McLachlin Mrs. – Obituary

Frances Octavia McLachlin Glidden, 91, a former Baker City resident, died May 6, 2008, at River Pines, Calif.

There will be a private graveside service at Cherokee Memorial Park.

Frances was born on May 23, 1916, at Memphis, Tenn.

She spent her early years living in parts of Texas and later in New Mexico, where her father was engineer and superintendent of the Otis Gin and Warehouse Co., a cotton-processing plant. Her mother was an accomplished artist and pianist.

Frances attended Texas Tech College at Lubbock, Texas. She majored in business administration and minored in history, a lifelong pursuit that culminated in the writing of her own history, a five-volume memoir called Castles and Cable Cars.

Frances married Cecil Clark Glidden in 1938. Clark was general manager of branch offices for the General Adjustment Bureau for more than 30 years, necessitating moves to Hobbs, N.M.; Colorado Springs and Sterling, Colo.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and the Los Angeles and Napa Valley areas of California.

Frances worked with her husband in the Hobbs, N.M., office. After their three children were grown, Frances and Clark moved to northern California and settled on a ranch near Red Bluff, Calif. Prior to that, they had ranches in Colorado, central California, and Eastern Oregon, along with corn and soybean property in Iowa.
Frances was a longtime member of Beta Sigma Phi and a lifetime giver of loving support. Her gentle spirit radiated to all those in her presence, her family said.

In later years, Frances and Clark lived at Lodi, Calif., where Frances enjoyed playing bridge, traveling (nearly worldwide), gardening, researching history, and composing her autobiography on her computer.

Clark died in January of 1999. Most recently, Frances lived on 12 acres in the foothills of Amador County, Calif., with her daughter, Shirley, and son-in-law Hal.

She lived in Baker City in 1990-91 with her daughter, Barbara, and Barbara’s husband, Fred Warner Sr.
Other survivors include her son, Ralph, and his wife, Sue, who split their time between homes at Scottsdale, Ariz., and Red Lodge, Mont.; a brother, Marion McLachlin, who lives near Red Bluff, Calif.; five grandchildren, Ken and Clark Yokom, Jason and Eric Jones and Kari Shankle Lansdon; and eight great-grandchildren, Madison, Sarah, Jace, Janelle, Jacqueline, Jared, Nicholaus, and Brielle.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 9, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor



MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 28 August 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/california/glidden-frances-octavia-mclachlin-mrs-obituary.htm - Last updated on May 17th, 2011


Categories: ,
Topics:
Locations: , , ,

Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.