Frances Emblin
  • 99 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 10, 1914
  • Place of birth:
    Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 17, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    San Jose, California, United States
Our dear "Papa" touched the lives of so many. She will be missed very much!

Come Celebrate the Life of 
Frances Emblin
December 10, 1914 - October 17, 2014


Sunday, November 16, 2014  10:00 am
Community Congregational Church
27800 Southfield Rd, Lathrup Vlg, MI  48076  248.557.0044


Internment on Friday, November 14 at 10:00 am
Acacia Park Cemetary, 31300 Southfield Rd, Beverly Hills, MI  48025

Visitation with the family on Saturday, November 15 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
at the home of John & Marnie Dooling


Saturday, December 6, 10:00 am
New Creation Lutheran Church
7275 Santa Theresa, San Jose, CA  95139

Celebration of Life Party follows at:
Los Paseos Clubhouse, 7047 Via Ramada, San Jose, CA 95139



St. Jude's Children's Hospital * Your Local Humane Society
Wounded Warrior Project * Fisher House Foundation
Doctors Without Borders * Best Friends Foundation
Operation Shoebox

We encourage you to post your stories along with favorite photos to this site for all to enjoy!  Thank you.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Cristie Morse on 10th December 2015

"Happy birthday mom. Miss you so much. I'm trying to be strong, just like you, but it's sure not easy. Think about you every day. There's so many times doug and I say we wish you were here right now. Love you, Cristie"

This tribute was added by Jean LaMarca on 10th December 2015

"Dear Frances,

You continue to be missed and loved by all your family and friends.  Your smile and positive spirit still lives on.  Happy Birthday, dear Friend!
Love, Jean and Mike"

This tribute was added by Kimberly Thompson on 10th December 2015

"Miss you Papa !!! Hope your dancing up above ! Happiest Birthday !!"

This tribute was added by Carolyn Dufrane on 19th October 2015

"I've always considered our friendship a surprise.  A beautiful surprise that lasted over 50 years.  What a blessing."

This tribute was added by Cristie Morse on 18th October 2015

"Mom, it's been a year now, it hasn't gotten any easier without you. There isn't a day that doesn't go by that I don't think of you. There's so much I'd like to continue to share with you. I'm doing my best to be just like you!!! I love you mom!"

This tribute was added by Deborah Danko on 17th October 2015

"Dearest Papa,

It is hard to believe you have been gone for a whole year now.  I miss you so much, but know you are watching over us.  You have always been, and continue to be my hero!  

Love, your "Debbie Doll""

This tribute was added by Kimberly Thompson on 4th December 2014

"Papa, not a day has gone by I have not thought of you. I know you are smiling down on us all. LOVE and MISS YOU!!!! You were such an amazing person who touched my life dearly. Thank you for all your wonderful cards. I will cherish them forever! XOXOX"

This tribute was added by Becky Everson on 2nd December 2014

"Frances, you brought light and joy into the room.  All of us at New Creation Church will miss you so much. This summer I will wear a pretty gold anklet every day and think of you and all your cute outfits :-)"

This tribute was added by Carolyn Dufrane on 14th November 2014

"1954/1955 was the first time I met, Mrs Emblin.  (she will always be Mrs Emblin to me.)  Mr. Emblin was my boss during my employment at the Masonic Temple.  Thru the years, a friendship developed with Mr & Mrs Emblin.  We shared many special events together. They were at our wedding, and gifted us with our very 1st place setting of china.  When our daughter Kim was born, we received a beautiful blue dress with white smocking.  I had her 1st picture taken in that dress.  As time went on, we had the opportunity to share in the celebration of their 50th anniversary.  I wasn't their daughter, but sometimes, it felt that I could be.  We have kept in touch all these years by letter writing.  Not e-mail, not Face book, not twitter.  I looked forward to receiving her Christmas letters.  They kept us close.  Even though the distance has been great, I will miss her.  She was so kind and caring.

I had hoped to be at the Memorial this Sunday, but I see now, that Dick and I will not be able to make it, but please know, my heart will be there.

Carolyn Dufrane"

This tribute was added by Cristie Morse on 7th November 2014

"Mom, I miss you so much. I've been so blessed to have you with me in california. I have so many wonderful memories. I'm  going to do my best to be just like you." Thank you, thank you very much" for being the "perfect, I said perfect" mom. Love you!"

This tribute was added by Jean LaMarca on 4th November 2014

"Dearest Frances,
Being around you always put smiles on our faces.  You always saw the positive side of every situation and people.  We will miss your cards filled with a personal note and the many stories you shared that always gave us a good laugh.  We are better people for knowing you.  Love, Jean and Mike"

This tribute was added by Marlene Dooling on 19th October 2014

"I had 72 years of both of us going thru the war, Putting up a Christmas Tree and I fell into it putting up the Angel. My mother, my kids and I would go shopping every Saturday. We always changed shopping to change our Lunch Menu. I have missed her since 2008. I will be at Both
Memorials. Luv and Miss you MOM"

This tribute was added by Ian Curry on 18th October 2014

"May you rest in peace, and may the wonderful memories we have with you, live on forever. I will definitely miss getting each and every one of your hand written letters each with a dollar bill tucked inside. Love you forever papa!"

This tribute was added by Deborah Danko on 18th October 2014

"Dear Papa, I hope your new home in heaven is surrounded by the beauty and fragrance of Lilacs, just like your Michigan home!  The sight and smell of Lilacs are only one of the many ways I will always remember you.  Love, Deb"

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