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Claudine Francis, 82, entered into eternal peace on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at her home in Billings.

Claudine was born on Oct. 18, 1930, in Los Angeles, Calif., daughter of the late Wilfred and Theresa Anderson.

She married Cecil D. Francis in October 1993 and together they moved to Montana where they have made their home since 1994. Claudine has always been a remarkable woman. She filled the room with so much enthusiasm for life and always made everyone feel important and special. She will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her beloved siblings: Oline Winters, Wilfred C. Anderson II, Vera Brown and Oracio Anderson.

Claudine is survived by her devoted husband of 20 years, Cecil D. Francis; brother Michael (Barbara) Anderson of Port Townsend, Wash.; Geraldine (Martin) Krause of Monterey Park, Calif.; son Stephen (Catalina) Flores; daughter Christine Crump; son Richard (Jackie) Flores; daughter Valerie (Richard) Hewko; son Patrick Flores. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and her numerous loving family and friends.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 9, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 226 Wicks Lane in Billings. Friends and family are invited to attend.

If sending flowers they can be delivered to church.

Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Condolences may be sent to the family at through “Our Families.”

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