Frances Beacock Haskell, age 98, of Murfreesboro, passed away July 15, 2013 at Adams Place.
Born in San Jose, Calif., on Aug. 2, 1914, Frances relocated with her family to Claremont, Fla., by the age of 10. Graduating from Orlando High School, she attended Tennessee Weslyan College and later achieved a Bachelor of Commercial Science from South Eastern University, Washington D.C.
Her career in bookkeeping and accounting began in Washington D.C. where she met her husband, Albert Edwin Haskell. They married in 1942. Soon after their marriage, she moved to San Francisco awaiting his return from the Pacific Theater. They continued to live in the area until his release from service, when they moved to Rocky Hill, Connecticut, where they started their family. Later the family lived in Greenville, S.C., and Dallas before settling in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she lived for more than 30 years. With a brief stint in Morgan Hill, Calif., she finally settled in Murfreesboro where she live the remainder of her life enchanting those she met as she had done all of her life.
Frances was a deeply religious woman who Frances who charmed those she met with caring and kindness. Her infectious love of people was evident in her involvement in hosting visitors to the U. S. for many years, her work and support of missions in Cincinnati and Nashville as well as her support of many other charities such as St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the The Christian Appalachian Project. Her love of life was reflected in her travels and adventures which included Japan, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii and most other U.S. states. Finally, her love of nature was shown by the multitudes of plants and cats she has nurtured and cared for over the years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Emma Beacock; husband, Albert Edwin Haskell; brothers, Forrest Beacock, Carl Beacock and Lewis Beacock. She is survived by her sons, Charles Frederick Haskell of Murfreesboro, George Erwin Haskell of San Francisco, Calif., and William Beacock Haskell of Morgan Hill, Calif.; grandchildren, William T. Haskell, George Jay Haskell, Michelle L. Zuchowski and Kimberly N. Zuchowski; great-grandchildren, Shannon Rae Markham and Brayden Kyle Haskell.
Frances' life will be celebrated Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 4:00 PM at Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home; 820 South Church St.; Murfreesboro, TN 37130; 615-893-2422. Please leave online condolences for the family atwww.jenningsandayers.com.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Nashville Rescue Mission, 639 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN 37203, City Gospel Mission, 1419 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, and Amercian Heart Association, 1818 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.