Frances Jean Baumann
  • 96 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 2, 1919
  • Place of birth:
    Oakland, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Dec 11, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    San Rafael, California, United States
Let the memory of Nanny be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Frances Baumann, 96, born on April 2, 1919 and passed away on December 11, 2015. We will remember her forever.

A memorial service will be held on Jan 16th at 12:00 o'clock at the Lucas Valley Community Church, 2000 Las Gallinas Avenue in San Rafael, CA to honor her life.

This is an ongoing memorial to Nanny.  I encourage you to add photos and stories you would like remembered in her loving and giving life. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Barbara Bedacarrax on 5th April 2016

"Mom!yesterday we spread your ashes at Fort Cronkite as you wanted ,to be in the ocean, even though you hated the water.  It was a beautiful day and your whole family was there.   We love you very much and miss you.   Rip.  You are with your family. Love your daughter Barbara."

This tribute was added by Betty Morelli on 15th January 2016

"What can I say about my sister in just a few words.  It would actually take a book to tell all that she meant to me.  I was the baby of seven brothers and sisters and Fran was 8 years old when I was born.  There were two boys between us so she became my playmate at times and my other Mom at others.

She was not afraid of anything and always so creative and fun.  She shared so much of her life with me that I'm sure I was a "pain in the neck" at times.  We all knew that she was our Dad's favorite.  She was even named after him.  Franklin Eugene Palmer and Frances Jean Palmer.

She and her best friend, Ethel, were a good pair and had a lot of fun together.  She loved to dance and Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies were a must see with her.  Even in our old age we would remind each other when their movies would be showing on T.V.

She loved music, especially Frank Sinatra, cards, sewing, knitting,etc.
Life with my sister was never dull even when she got into her golden years.  I will always miss her and so sorry that we didn't get that last visit we were planning.  Also sorry that I couldn't be there for her Memorial but I will hold her in my heart and memories until we meet again.  I love you Fran and I am so grateful that you were one of my big sisters."

This tribute was added by Theresa Evans on 8th January 2016

"Dearest Fran
You made this world a way better place.
Miss you
and I look forward to seeing you again!"

This tribute was added by susan Courtney on 6th January 2016

"Aunt Fran - I am going to miss you tremendously!  You have always been such a constant part of my life, that it's hard to imagine anything else.  What an inspiration you have been and the memories that you have left will stay with me always.  Thank you for the many stories that you have shared with me.  Age should show no limits, and you did that for me!!  As a child you were always my progressive, strong, energetic, family oriented aunt.  As an adult you became a confidant, friend, and  someone that I enjoyed spending time with.  When I went through my breast cancer surgery last year - you and Dawn were so thoughtful with sending me meals and homemade chicken soup!  I will never forget that and all of your thoughtfulness, stubborness (lol - those April people), your love of family, (picnics - going back to Knowland Park in Oakland) and your genuine love.that you showed to Darrell, Jennifer, Arielle and myself through the years.  I am grateful for all of the wonderful memories and stories that you have been a part of.  Thank you for being such a great sister to my mom, an awesome Aunt to me and someone that we all can look up to.  You were so much fun and I hope that our family can keep those family reunion picnics going in honor of you!!  I will always love and have the best memories of you!!  Rest in peace and know that you have left behind an amazing legacy in your family, immediate and all of the rest of us!!  Love you always !!"

This tribute was added by colleen cooper on 4th January 2016

"Love You Nanny!"

This tribute was added by Deborah Raney Loeber on 3rd January 2016

"Nanny, I was your first born Grandchild we have such a bond that was so special. You made my clothes, you were there through thick and thin.
We traveled on some fun trips. Our favorite was Gualala we shared so many talks and fun times. I miss you dearly <3. You are finally at peace..
The last 2 weeks we shopped we ate junk food.. We watched T.V together,  We laughed together I know you are in a better place. I Love You Nanny Always In My Heart.. Your Grand Daughter Deborah"

This tribute was added by Gary Evans on 29th December 2015

"Fran to some,Nanny to many BUT always MOM to me...It is hard to put into words all the memories we shared thru the years.Hard times, Good times, but thru it all the Love and forgiveness was always there..
Simply put I MISS you and LOVE you MOM...Enjoy your days in Heaven,see you soon..."

This tribute was added by Christie Straw on 26th December 2015

"Dear Nanny, Thank you for all the years that you have been a loving grandmother to me and my children. You were always a joy to spend time with and I have nothing but warm and fond memories of you. Although you are dearly missed I believe in my heart you were ready to leave this place and go where you will be showered with love for the rest of time. I love you Nanny! Love from your granddaughter Christie and the Straw family"

This tribute was added by Dawn Evans on 24th December 2015

"Your gentle face and patient smile
      With sadness we recall.
You had a kindly word for each
      And died beloved by all.

The voice is mute and stilled the heart
      That loved us well and true,
Ah, bitter was the trial to part
       From one so good as you.

You are not forgotten loved one
       Nor will you ever be
As long as life and memory last
       We will remember thee.

We miss you now, our hearts are sore,
       As time goes by we miss you more,
Your loving smile, your gentle face
       No one can fill your vacant place.

In honor of Nanny."

This tribute was added by Erin Montgomery on 23rd December 2015

"Although I have not met you in person, I feel that I know you a little through the words of your grand-daughter Dawn. When she spoke of you, you could tell by her tone, words and how her face would light up when she spoke of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I pray that you find strength as you struggle through the heartache in the love that surrounds you. May words of comfort rest gently upon your heart, and in time may they become words of healing. Sending you much love and healing vibes across the wire."

This tribute was added by Taylor Evans on 22nd December 2015

"Nanny was the best she was kind beautiful and thoughtful we all miss her and love her. Love you Nanny"

This tribute was added by Jessy Jones on 17th December 2015

"Nanny was the most beautiful and amazing women I knew. she took care of me my whole life, starting from the day I was born - I'm 18 now and she still held me in her arms. she's always been a hero to me and will forever hold so many irreplaceable memories with so many people. she left a mark on this planet and will never be forgetten. it's been very hard since her passing, knowing she isn't physically here anymore is sad but it was her time. I know in my heart she was ready, I'm so happy that she's at peace. my love goes out so much to my whole family, I love you all so much forever and nanny will always be with us."

This tribute was added by Dawn Evans on 16th December 2015

"She was the best Nanny anyone could ever ask for, she gave love unconditionally to me and everyone in our family.I can't wait to see her again in heaven!!!"

This tribute was added by Roger Palmer on 16th December 2015

"So many years of a flashback ..from Army St. and the 101 in S.F. Ca. (early 50's) to the 60's in San Anselmo Ca and up to now. She always had the ruling hand at keeping all of us inline from sun up to sun down . She did it with such class that even now I still at this time find myself doing the same things to this day to my family. What a great teacher on the value of life and love all rolled in to one beautiful woman  that I'am so grateful to have had in my life as one Aunt that will never be forgotten in my life time.The Angels will surely take this lady in..R.I.P."

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