Frances was born in Chinook, Montana to F. August and Zepha V. Drewniak. Frances and her family lived in Chinook until they moved to Spokane, WA. when she was 5 yrs old. She was the 3rd of 5 children who all grew up in Hillyard. They attended St. Patrick's school and parish. She graduated from Marycliff High School.
She married her husband of 42 years, Toney A. Schomer on Sept. 22, 1939 in Spokane, WA. He preceded her in death in 1981. They have 1 son, David, who survives them.
Other surviving family include: 3 grandsons; Toney, James and Douglas . 13 great grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews whom love and adore her. Her niece, Stephanie, sends a special message of love to Auntie Frances, "we'll always be together", "we will always be",xoxo.
Her brothers; Fred, Andy, Earl and sister, Dolora (Howerton), preceded her in death.
Frances had a full 102 years of life! During WWII, she worked at the Bellingham shipyards with other, Rosie the Riveters! Later in life, she worked at one of Spokane's landmarks, The Cresent department store. She loved to travel, visiting many beautiful places. She journaled many of her travels. She enjoyed fishing and camping with Toney and David. She was an active member serving St. Patrick's parish for decades. An avid bowler with plenty of pins to prove it! Frances was an active member of Women of the Moose in Loon Lake, where she and Toney lived. She loved to crochet and even with limited vision later in life, she made hundreds of "pan holders"! She loved to dance, pray, play and enjoy life!!
We celebrate her light, her spirit, her strength! She taught us; faith, forgiveness, fun and love for family! Never lacking for hugs and kisses, especially,for the babies! We know she is at peace with Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior; the love of her life, Toney, as well as, all the family and friends that have gone before her. We sincerely acknowledge the love and care from all her friends and staff at Royal Park Retirement Community where she lived for the past 14 years. A heartfelt thank you to Maureen and the special staff from Horizon Hospice.