Frances Weyers – Corvallis, OR

Frances Jean Gates Weyers

February 1, 1925 – March 28, 2018

Frances Jean Gates Weyers, age 93, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 28, 2018 at home at Regency Park Place of Corvallis, Oregon. Frances was born February 1, 1925 in Rodman, New York, the daughter of Herbert Gates and Hazel Overton Gates.

Frances, nicknamed Frankie by her father, enjoyed golfing, camping, going to the beach, singing, and was fun-loving with a wonderful sense of humor. Her grandparents were dairy farmers in her hometown, and she enjoyed helping with the chores and riding her pony, Daisy. She was quite the tomboy in her youth.

Frances attended college at University of Michigan, earning her degree in Physical Education in 1947. It was here that she met and married the love of her life, John William Weyers.

Frances and John were married on August 25, 1946, and started their family. Over the course of the next few years they moved from Michigan to New York to California, where they raised their five children. Frances also worked in the two family businesses that they owned along the way, and was a volunteer for a suicide and crisis hotline, as well as actively participating in her church. Frances and John moved to Corvallis, Oregon in 2010. Her beloved husband John passed away in January of 2016. They were faithfully married for nearly 70 years and had many great adventures, traveling to quite a few countries.

Frances is survived by sisters-in-law Mary Anthony and Alvira Weyers, sons David, Stephen, J. Michael, and Richard Weyers, daughter Heidi Weyers Gottfried, 11 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Regency Park Place, 2595 NE Jack London Street, Corvallis, Oregon.

3 thoughts on “Frances Weyers – Corvallis, OR”

  1. Mom: My heart aches for you right now. I’ll so miss being able to talk with you, heed your advice that was full of wisdom, and just be with you. Your optimistic attitude about life, people, and circumstances is so hard to come by these days. You always looked out for me and taught me so many things that helped make me the person I am today. Words cannot express how much I already miss you and love you. You will always be in my mind and heart.

  2. Frances though we may not be able to see you in person you and the memories we shared with you and John in Guam, California and everywhere will always keep you alive in our hearts and minds. Enjoy your dance with John and the angels.

  3. Dirk just wrote on paper so Cindy, in total agreement, will type:

    Frances was the glue that held together whatever and whomever
    she was involved with. Family and friends alike. Most people have to work at loving others–not so with Frances-she just loved. As we were graced by her presence, so heaven is now.
    Missing Frances………….Love, Dirk and Cindy

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