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ONEONTA - Frances E. Colburn (Beers) passed away in the early hours of Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at the AO Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta.
Frances was born on April 21,1934, to Russell and Jennie (Smith) Beers. She was married to Charles Colburn in May of 1950.
They settled in Oneonta first on Thorn Street then purchasing their home on Pony Farm Road. There, Frances was at home raising their two children, Mike and Patti, until Patti entered school.
Frances worked to help people. She worked for many years at the Hartwick College Health Center then local doctor's offices and Planned Parenthood. She later volunteered at Fox Care.
She especially loved caring for children never missing an opportunity sit for them. She also loved the outdoors, birds and nurturing abandoned baby animals.
She is survived by her daughter, Patti Timoney and her husband, Hugh; two of her six six brothers, Leonard and Eleanor Beers and Ronald and Dorothy Beers and their families; grandchildren, Tobi Monroe and husband, Anthony, Ryan Colburn, Michael Angelotti; and great-grand children, Gavin, Lauren and Logan Monroe; daughter -in-law, Christine (Angelotti) Colburn; brothers-in-law, Carl Colburn and Richard Gorton and their families.
She was predeceased by her son, Michael Charles Colburn; her parents; and brothers, Russell, Clifford, Shirley and Nicholas Beers.
A celebration of the life of Frances Colburn will be held in October.
The family thanks the A.O. Fox Nursing Home for Frances's care.
Donations in her honor may be directed to the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society.
To check on the celebration of Frances' life, light a candle or send an online condolence to her family, please visit www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.
Published on August 18, 2017
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