Friday 04 February 2022
Frances L. Haller, 87, died at home on January 17, 2022. She was born in Granger, Utah to Laura L. Perkins and William F. Lehman. She was happily married to Wesley D. Haller, who predeceased her on July 4, 2005. Also preceding her in death were her two children, Cami Jo and James Raymond Burns, and her two sisters. He is survived by his two grandchildren Stephanie (Russ) and Eric, as well as his two great-grandchildren Rian and Arin.
Fran and her husband Wesley were baptized and confirmed Catholic in 1983 and were very active in their faith. They chaired many projects and events and started a gardening project at Saint-Vincent-de-Paul parish. Their love of gardening also showed at home. They had the most beautiful manicured yard and loved hosting friends and family on their back patio.
After retiring from General Motors in 1992, Fran took up yard work as her full-time job and loved every minute of it. She also had a love for charity and volunteering at the St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen. She was named and honored as Catholic Woman of the Year in 2014. She attended the annual dinner with Catholic Community Services helping restore the Madeline Cathedral.
She loved her “simple” life and told stories about her mom, dad and sisters growing up on their farm in Granger. Its wall-mounted telephone and golden-yellow appliances bear witness to this. She was proud of her time as a model as a teenager and still has the pictures hanging in her home.
She and Wesley loved to travel. They visited every New England state, drove across Canada and took her grandchildren Steph and Eric to Hawaii in 1999 to visit the burial site of her son and their father, Jimmy Ray.
She was so sweet and would do anything for anyone. She was the most independent woman. Her heart was always with her husband Wesley and her two children. She couldn’t wait for Sweet Jesus to take her to see them again.
She will be forever loved and forever missed.
A celebration in his honor was held on January 24 at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery.