FRANCES ALMETA WOODRUFF SIMIEN, 78, of Bakersfield,
CA passed away on Aug. 5, 2016 with interment at
Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery in Fairfield.
Frances Woodruff was born in 1937 in Cameron TX to
Luther Woodruff & Francis Rose. She attended Ranger
High School at Ranger, TX in the Class of 1959 and
married Clarence M. Simien in Nov. of 1962 at Ranger.
He preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 2004.
Frances worked many different jobs throughout her
life. She was a housekeeper for the Flamingo Hotel
in Santa Rosa, CA and Guest Housing at Travis Air
Force Base in Fairfield CA. She was a hospital
Equipment Cleaning Technician at Veterans Hospital
in Denver CO. She was a wonderful cook and used
that skill as a volunteer for fund raising events
in her church. She worked with her husband in their
Vacuum Cleaning Supply & Repair Shops in Vacaville
and Suisun City, CA before retiring in 2004. She
was a devoted wife & mother, loving sister, & true
friend to everyone in her life. She was generous,
had a great sense of humor, and had a good sense of
Survivors at the time of her death are: Daughter-
Yolanda Simien in Bakersfield, CA; Sister-Jean
Woodruff (RHS-1964) in Ranger; Mother-Francis
Woodruff in Ranger; Brother-Luther Woodruff (RHS-
1960) in Radcliff, KY; and numerous nieces and
nephews in California, Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia,
She was preceded in death by husband of 39 years,
Clarence Simien, father Luther Woodruff, her
sisters Alberta and Betty Woodruff, and brother
James L. Woodruff (RHS-1962).