COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Frances Christine Ware passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Gordon; son, David; daughter, Nancy; and five grandchildren, Linda, Erin, Erica, Calli and David. Born and raised in Madison. She graduated from Central High School and the University of Wisconsin. She was the daughter of the late Henry Ludwig and Magdeline (Bollenbeck) Ludwig. She had two sisters, Mary and Betty, who preceded her in death. Fran and Gordon were married June 1, 1946, YES! 65 years, the love of each other’s life. Fran was always a lady and a truly loving, warm-hearted mother, wife, and friend. Her positive outlook on life enriched many people and friends throughout the years. Being an Air Force wife she was the consummate hostess for many of Gordon’s many military functions. Frances attended tea at the Queen’s Garden Party in the early 1960s while they enjoyed the four-year assignment in London. While Gordon was stationed in Korea as the Air Attaché, she assisted as a hostess for the American Ambassador during the early 1970s. After retirement, they enjoyed travelling around the world and visiting many friends and military compatriots. Frances especially enjoyed each of their 17 cruise ship adventures. Yet, she called Colorado Springs home where she became active in politics, and several local clubs and organizations. Throughout her life, her catholic faith gave her the strength that kept her going through good and bad times. Frances will be well remembered and loved by family and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at SWAN-LAW FUNERAL DIRECTOR’S, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by a Rosary service at 6 p.m. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at HOLY APOSTLES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 4925 N. Carefree, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) – Sunday, October 30, 2011