FRANCES E. BELDON of Huntington, W.Va., passed away May 20, 2012, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. She was 89 years old, born January 10, 1923, in Seco, Ky., the daughter of the late Leonard and Sarah Blair Evans. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, William W. Beldon; her daughter and spouse Sara and Marty Curtis of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; her daughter Rena K. Beldon of Huntington; her son and spouse William R. and Beverly Beldon of Huntington; and her sister and spouse Mary Katherine and Kenneth Frye of Woodstock, Va.; and two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters. She was a graduate of Paintsville High School in Kentucky, Berea College and from Marshall University (Master's degree). She was married at the conclusion of World War II to William, and they began their life together in Huntington, raising a family. She taught Social Studies for 30 years on the third floor of the former Cammack Junior High School. She was a member of the Vinson Memorial Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as well as the Westmoreland Quilt Blockers group. She was also a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa sorority, dedicated to education. Throughout her life she enjoyed knitting, sewing and working in her flower garden. In her retirement she served as a volunteer at the Heritage Farm Museum and Village and the Westmoreland Neighborhood Association. The family thanks the many friends and caregivers, especially Geraldine Hale, who comforted Frances during her illness. Funeral services will be held noon Wednesday at the Reger Funeral Chapel, with Chaplain Pablo Gonzales officiating. Burial will follow at the Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland, Ky.
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 12:00pm