Jackson resident Fran Measom died Jan. 24 of natural causes. She was 90.
Her daughter, Kendall Comey, submitted the following.
Fran was born Alice Frances Chambers on May 17, 1929, in Rolfe, Iowa. She left Iowa as a young woman and lived in Colorado and Hawaii before marrying and settling in Southern California. She wed Thomas Taylor Measom in 1952 and together they had “three perfect children” (her words, not mine). She had a long career in education starting with teaching and eventually becoming a Head Start coordinator.
After retirement at the age of 60 she moved to Bend, Oregon, and then to Jackson to be near her youngest daughter and two young granddaughters. She lived in Jackson for 25 years. Fran was an active member of the Democratic Party, served on the board of the Senior Center of Jackson Hole, supported Habitat for Humanity, was a member of the League of Women Voters and was an avid bridge player. She also prided herself in reading over 100 books a year. She loved feeding the magpies and counting the elk from her back deck.
Fran will be sorely missed by her children, Tracy Goldberg, Devin Measom and Kendall Comey; and her son-in-law Alan Goldberg.
She is survived by two brothers, Elwood Chambers and Garland Chambers. Fran also leaves behind five grandchildren: Megan Goldberg, Corey Goldberg, Kadin Goldberg, Danika Comey, and Morgan Comey; and a great-grandson, Zeke McMillan. Fran will miss her second great-grandchild, who will be arriving in April.
RIP mom, we love you.
There will be no service. If you choose to honor Fran, her family requests that you initiate an act of kindness toward another human being.