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Frances Irene Miranda

Frances Irene Miranda
Born: Dec 09, 1930
Died: Aug 25, 2014

Frances I. Miranda, 83, passed away August 25th, 2014 at the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home in Chinook, MT, from natural causes. Funeral services will be held August 29th, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Edwards Funeral Home in Chinook. 
Frances was born to Paul and Irene Kleinjan on December 9, 1930 in Chinook, MT. She attended elementary school at North Yantic rural school and high school at Chinook High School. She married Ralph Miranda June 24, 1961. To this union two children, David Miranda and Donna Miranda were born. The family lived in Hanford California until her husband’s passing on January 24, 1971 at which time she moved back to Chinook to be closer to family.    Frances was a dedicated mother, homemaker and babysitter.   Many of the children she watched, now adults, still talk about memories of her as their babysitter. She loved live entertainment and attended most music programs held in the schools and at community events. Visiting with people was another great enjoyment for her.   She loved when people would stop by to visit, keeping them at her house as long as possible. She was very caring, offering any kind of help to those in need. She always remembered your birthday, with either a phone call or a card. Frances attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, rarely missing a Sunday service until her health prevented her from doing so.  
Frances is survived by her children, David (Tracy) Miranda, Donna Miranda.   Grandchildren Darcy Molenda, Nikki Miranda, Katelyn Scott, Juli Seaman and Lauren Seaman. Three siblings Arthur Kleinjan, Marvin Kleinjan and Mary Preeshl. Five Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph, father Paul and mother Irene.   “Gramma” Frances was a little lady with an enormous heart. Memorials may be made to one’s choice.

Public Guest Book

Aug 28th
Adrianne Knight A.K.A Viv
I am so sorry for your loss. Frances was an amazing woman and she will be missed by many. May your memories always make you smile and comfort you in this time. From all of us.
Sep 27th
DelMar Briere
David & Donna
Just wanted to say that I am thinking of you my friends. Mom will always be with you.


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