Frances Philips Munroe de Buhr of Tucson, passed in the early morning hours of March 31, 2016. Born on March 3, 1925 in Quincy, FL to Linton Stubbs and Frances Philips Munroe, she had just celebrated her 91st birthday. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Abbie Edden de Buhr Williams. She is survived by her children, Alfred Philips (Mary) de Buhr of Downers Grove, IL, Frances Evelyn (Frank Rothschild) de Buhr of Kilauea, HI, Alice Munroe (Gloria Schmetzer) de Buhr of Tucson, her grandchildren, Kimberlyn Vail de Buhr of Chicago, IL, Branden Philips (Tracy) de Buhr of Lisle, IL, Beau Budd (Tara Martin) Williams of Kekaha, and her great grandchildren, Ellie, Meg and Blake de Buhr of Lisle, IL.
Frances lived a full and extraordinary life, touching all she met with her gentle teaching. She was an active member of St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church for as long as she was able. She played a great game of bridge until her eyesight failed. Frances’ last view was of her beloved green back yard with hummingbirds buzzing her feeders; her “window on the world.”
We miss her dearly and would like to thank Dr. Martha R. Miller for her consistent love and compassionate care and are grateful for the gentle care given by Isabel Somoza, Pam Bessinger and Diana Anselmo, as well as Terry and Angela and the entire Hospice Family Care team.
At her request, there will be no service and her body was donated to science at S.W.I.B.A.