Col. Frances Crittenden (EVANS, Ga.)

EVANS, Ga. - Lt. Col. Frances L. Crittenden US Army Nursing Corps, Retired entered into rest Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at Eisenhower Medical Center, Ft. Gordon. Memorial services will be held Monday, August 13, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. officiated by The Reverend Lou Scales, Jr. at the Church of Our Savior, 4227 Columbia Road, Martinez, Ga. 30907. Interment with military honors will be at the church, date pending. Fran was the daughter of the late Tom and Ruth Crittenden of Many Louisiana. She is survived by a sister and two brothers, Wynona Lanston of Crossett, AR, Sherwood Crittenden of Chickasaw AR, Dale Crittenden and his wife Mildred of Fresno, CA. She is also survived by her niece, Dana Crittenden of Fresno, CA and cousins, Walter and Maxine McGee of Kaufman, Texas. Fran received her Baccalaureate Degree of Nursing from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She proudly served her country 20 years as an Army Nurse Corp officer, providing care to military men and women and their families throughout the world. During her exemplary career, she served in a variety of clinical and administrative roles. Fran was one of the first Adult Nurse Practitioners in the Army's health care system, and as such, was instrumental in defining, developing, and establishing practice standards for that clinical specialty. She retired from letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, CA in 1990 and moved to Evans, Georgia. Fran was a devout member of the Church of Our Savior (Episcopal) in Martinez, Ga. She enjoyed traveling, being with her many friends, and doing volunteer work, She volunteered with Safe Homes of Augusta, Interfaith Hospitality Network of Augusta, Augusta AARP-Tax Aide, the Good Samaritan Free Clinic of Dearing, Ga. and LPGA golf tournaments, as well as contributing to various activities within her church. Fran's other interest included cooking, needlework, painting, and her favorite photography. She consistently and unselfishly used her many talents and skills to mentor and help others. Fran was a friend to be treasured, respected and loved by all. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Church of our Savior Endowment Fund, The Rachel Longstreet Foundation, P.O. Box 2247, Augusta, Georgia 30903, or the College of Nursing, Northwestern State University, 715 College Ave., Natchitoches, LA, 71457. Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, Georgia 30906.

The Augusta Chronicle-August 12, 2007