Frances Joebertta Gough

Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Kenai resident Frances Joebertta Gough died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna due to complications of kidney disease. She was 70.

Per her request no formal services will be held.

Mrs. Gough was born Feb. 27, 1939, to James Ruben and Lois Pearl (Usher) Anglin, of Mangum, Okla. She attended and graduated from high school. She was a wife of a career military man for 18 years. She moved to Kenai in 1993.

"Frances was the Gough family CEO, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to a large family. She loved to sew, make clothes and redecorate homes. She was very much loved and will be sorely missed," her family said. "She was a loving wife since May 1, 1958. She always said her kids were her proudest achievement and when all else fails, you have your family. She will finally meet Dale Earnhardt, she was his biggest fan. She was brutally honest and respectful until you no longer deserved it. Even though we all miss her terribly, we take comfort in knowing that she is no longer miserable and tied to that machine she detested. We all feel we have lost a treasure. She was a library of limitless information and knowledge to live by. Anyone who met Jo was better off for it. Jo was a woman of few words. She had strong convictions and if she told you once, you better listen because she didn't like to repeat herself."

Mrs. Gough was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Ann McKenzie.

She is survived by her husband, Leon E. Gough, of Kenai; daughter, Leila J. Gough, of Kenai; sons, James E. Gough. of Kenai, Donald W. Gough. of Hacienda Heights, Calif., and Leon E. Gough II, of Kenai; sisters, Jean Shepard, of Anderson, Calif., and Bobbie Rassmusen of Turlock, Calif.; brothers, James Anglin and Lloyd Anglin, both of Modesto, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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