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Francee Ellen Dale

August 21, 1945 — April 27, 2024

Sun City

Surrounded by her family, Francee passed away peacefully on April 27, 2024, at age 78. Born in Minneapolis MN on August 21, 1945, her family relocated to Phoenix in 1953 where she graduated from North High, and then raised her 4 children. Francee was preceded in death by her parents, Julian and Orma Meka, husband Greg Dale, first husband Craig Preach, brother Mark Meka, and granddaughter Devan Preach.

Survived by children, Jeff (Kim) Preach, Lori (Rusty) Duggan, Janine Preach, Jennifer Wright and Stephanie (Steve) Stevens. She is also survived by her brother, Paul, sister Mary Ann and by her 5 grandchildren, Damien, Dominic, Colby, Jaelyn, and Cassidy.
Francee will be remembered as a truly remarkable soul whose sweet and kind-hearted nature extended to her role as a wonderful mother, wife, and friend who enjoyed spending time with her family and pets.

Her gentle nature and caring spirit will forever be remembered and cherished by those whose lives she graced.

Funeral services will be held on May 17, at 12 p.m., at St. Jerome Catholic Church located at 10815 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85029. The recitation of the rosary will be held prior to the 12 p.m. Mass, starting at 11:30 a.m. for anyone who would like to attend. Following the recitation of the rosary and the 12p.m. Mass we will proceed to Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery located at 2033 N. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 where we will lay her to rest. After the burial, we will gather for a reception to remember and celebrate our beloved Francee.

Further details regarding the reception, including the time and address, will be shared in a separate announcement provided at the church. 
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Rosary

Friday, May 17, 2024

11:30am - 12:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Saint Jerome Catholic Church

10815 N 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029

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Funeral Service

Friday, May 17, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Saint Jerome Catholic Church

10815 N 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029

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Burial

Friday, May 17, 2024

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery

2033 N 48th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008

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