Frances L. Saulsgiver

A virtuous woman, Frances Laura Carlson Saulsgiver has passed away at age 94, and waits for the return of Christ. She currently resided at Lutheran and was formerly of Almet Avenue in Falconer.

She was born in Alkabo, N.D., to Scandinavian parents. She married Jacob A. Saulsgiver in 1937, and raised six children, providing a great example as a wife and “household engineer.”

In the Falconer Community, she attended the Falconer First Baptist Church, with her family and later attended the Falconer Wesleyan Church. She also had fun as the story hour lady at the Falconer Library for several years.

She enjoyed playing the piano and organ, cooking and baking, playing games, writing letters and poetry, reading and listening to Jim Roselli on the radio.

She had a great sense of humor and a special way of loving and encouraging people.

She is survived by four siblings: Betty Hitchcock, Norma Wait, Spurgeon Carlson and Burnell (Esther) Carlson. She is also survived by her children: William (Netta), Larry (Tracy), Douglas (Iris), Daniel (Carol) and Jacob Andrew (Sally) Saulsgiver and daughter, Judy (Barry) Gilbert.

She was also loved and survived by her 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Charlotte; her sister, Muriel; brother, Gordon; her grandson, Jason; granddaughter, Denise; and her beloved husband, Jacob Arthur.

A memorial service will follow at a later date in the spring.

In lieu of flowers you may send donations to the Falconer Public Library, 101 W. Main St., Falconer, NY 14733.

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