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Frances Potter Lochridge

Posted: 2 Jul 2006 11:08PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Lochridge,Potter,Greene,
Frances Potter Lochridge, born June 6, 1918, in Buffalo, New York, died peacefully June 28, 2006 in Austin,TX. A memorial service will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 3201 Windsor Road, on Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. Frances, known as "Francie" to many of her friends, was the daughter of the late George Potter and Eleanor Greene Potter of Buffalo, New York. Her younger brother George Potter, Jr. of Portland, Maine, preceded her in death. She graduated from St. Timothy's School in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Smith College in Northhampton, Massachusetts. She bicycled through Europe on the eve of World War II, before taking a position with the federal government in Washington D.C. as part of the war effort to transcribe and monitor broadcasts from the Federal Communications Commission. It was in Washington, D.C. that she met her husband, Lloyd Pampell Lochridge, Jr., who was at that time serving as a US Navy lieutenant in the effort to supply overseas forces and allies with petroleum products. After a brief residence in San Francisco, California, Frances and Lloyd moved to the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, where her husband practiced law until 1959. Four of her six children were born in the Valley, where the Lochridges lived in Mission, Texas and enjoyed a close circle of friends. Frances was a founder of the Mission Public Library, active in the Trinity Episcopal Church of Pharr, Texas and in many local clubs and civic organizations. Since 1959 Frances and Lloyd have lived in Austin Texas, where her husband is a partner in the law firm of McGinnis, Lochridge and Kilgore. She is survived by her husband Lloyd, four daughters, Anne Lochridge Leavitt and husband Brad of Eugene, Oregon, Georgia Potter Lochridge, Hope Nicoll Lochridge, and Frances Lochridge Perez and husband A.R. of San Antonio, and two sons, Lloyd Pampell Lochridge III of Winter Park, Colorado, and Patton Greene Lochridge and wife Candy. Her grandchildren are Bonnie Galvin of Geneva, Switzerland and husband Niall Meagher and great-grand daughter Rowan, Jenny Galvin of Portland, Oregon, Will Leavitt of Eugene, Oregon, Ellie Lochridge of New York City, Patton Lochridge of Telluride, Colorado, Joe Lochridge, Lloyd W. Lochridge, and Molly Lochridge Powers. All who knew Francie remember her strength and gentleness, her appreciation of family and friends, her love of history and literature, her gaiety, and her keenness for sea air, gardening, the sport of tennis, and music. She was active in many com- munity organizations, including the Colonial Dames of America, and enjoyed a close circle of friends and the affection of her family. The family expresses its thanks to friends for their loving support and thoughtfulness during Francie's illness and appreciation to Drs. David Pohl, Kent Beasley, John J.Whitaker, Shannon Cox, and Andrew Hume, as well as the staffs of Seton and Cornerstone Hospitals. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to charities of choice.

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