November 22, 1924 ~ November 16, 2021
Eleanor Joan "Ellie" Francis passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. at the age of 96.
She was born on November 22, 1924, in Ewa Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, to Mary and Manuel Victoria. One of eight children, she grew up on a sugarcane plantation and on December 7, 1941, was a witness to the attack on Pearl Harbor. She hid from attacking planes under the covered porch of the plantation general store. In 1943, she married a Marine Officer and lived the rest of her life as a wife and mother of five children. She was a devout Catholic who enjoyed gardening and quilting. She was a member of St. Marks Catholic Church for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth R. Francis and son David Francis. She is survived by her children: James Francis (Gayle), Vicki Heller (Stephen), Bobbie Francis, and Jeffrey Francis (Stacey); six grandchildren: Megan Heller (Phil Kim), Jeremy Francis (Sarah), Lauren Francis Lee (Joseph), Joshua Francis, Emily Francis, and Aiden Francis; and two Great-grandchildren: Quentin Heller-Kim and Daniel Francis.
As per her wishes, there will be a small private graveside celebration of her life.
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