It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved Frances Evelyn Walther, 88, of North Las Vegas, NV on March 11th, 2023. She died in Hospice care after a long battle with dementia.
Frances was born in San Antonio, TX. Texas was home to her from childhood through early adulthood, living in Austin and Travis. She lived in Mobile, AL for over 2 decades, where she raised her family, worked at Scott Paper, and joined La Luna Servante – a ladies’ organization responsible for planning Mobile’s annual Mardi Gras Ball. In the early 1990’s, Frances moved back to Texas to take care of her ailing father. While living in Liberty Hill, TX, she worked at the Hobo Depot as a waitress and painter – painting a large mural on the café’s wall. Later in life, Frances moved to Rapid City, SD before calling North Las Vegas her forever home.
Frances loved to laugh, enjoyed a profound sense of humor, possessed a tremendous appreciation for art, and spent hours painting. She attended an art class, at the local YMCA, where she enjoyed painting almost as much as she enjoyed chatting with her friends and fellow artists. The ladies in the art class really enhanced her life.
Frances is survived by four children, Cheri (Jim) LaVelle Faline of SD, Thomasina Grillo of Briggs, TX, Nell (Shatz) Cole of North Las Vegas, NV, and Heathe Scott of Briggs, TX. She was preceded in death by her son, Leonard Edward Avera III, and she leaves behind numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
In lieu of funeral services, we ask each of you to honor Frances by celebrating her fun loving and free spirit in a manner reminiscent of your fondest memories of her.
We are better for having known her beautiful spirit.