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Obituary: Frances Joan McArdle Wilbur

Frances Joan McArdle Wilbur 1927 ~ 2005 Frances Joan McArdle Wilbur, beloved mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her passed away peacefully September 4, 2005 at home in Salt Lake City, Utah. A severe stroke in 1991 disabled her body, but not her spirit. She remained happy and positive, and greeted everybody with a bright smile until the end. Frances was born August 6, 1927 in Salt Lake City to Royal Francis McArdle and Edna Luella Peterson McArdle. She graduated from Salt Lake City's East High School in 1944. She also attended LDS Business College. She worked for the Union Pacific Railroad before marrying the love of her life, Jack Wilbur, July 21, 1951. She had two children. After raising her children, she worked for the State of Utah, Department of Transportation, from 1974 until her retirement. Frances is survived by daughter, Joan (Bahman) Namdar, of Bellevue, Washington; and son, Jack (Kari Cutler) Wilbur Jr., Salt Lake City, Utah; granddaughter Ashlie Wilbur; and grandsons Ryan, Dustin, and Shawn Namdar and Ian Cutler. Preceded in death by her parents; her husband Jack; and brother, John Paul McArdle. Our heartfelt thanks go to Orpha and Bob Bigelow and family, Amber Bigelow, Ashlie Wilbur, Mishuvon Karrick, and Jeannine Davis for their loving care of our mother. Special thanks to Community Nursing Services home health care staff over nearly 14 years, whose care have helped make it possible for mother to stay in her home, and to the CNS Home Hospice Team who took such loving and compassionate care of her in her final few weeks. We also extend our thanks to Frances' neighbors and friends in Crystal Heights 2nd Ward. A simple graveside service will be held Saturday, September 10th at 1 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.