Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1959

Frances Woodruff Simien 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 style. 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, and Louisiana. 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).