Frances Janet MacCarley Jan. 2, 1924-Oct. 18, 2012

Frances Janet (DePalma) MacCarley of Glendale and Palm Desert California passed away on Thursday October 18. Frances was born January 2, 1924 in Vineland, New Jersey, and raised in Philadelphia. In 1945 she married high-school sweetheart Lieutenant John Arthur MacCarley upon his return from the war in Europe. Frances and John moved to Bozeman Montana to attend Montana State University, and in 1950, to Burbank, California where both worked for Lockheed Aircraft Company. In 1959, Frances earned an Associate of Arts degree in History from Glendale Community College. She was actively involved in Church and School events while raising three sons and a daughter who attended St. Robert Bellarmine and Incarnation Catholic Elementary, and Herbert Hoover High School.
In 1966, the family moved to Glendale, where Frances was a homemaker and later office administrator for Mark’s law practice, MacCarley and Rosen. Following retirement in 1990, the couple traveled world-wide and remained active in the community, especially as volunteers for the Glendale Symphony Orchestra. After 2005, Frances and John spent most of their time at their home in Sun City, Palm Desert.
She was predeceased in May 2012 by husband John, and is survived by sons Major General Mark MacCarley and Marlene Myers, Dr. Arthur and Donna MacCarley, Kurt MacCarley, daughter Clare MacCarley, and grandchildren Laura, Aaron, Jenna, Alison and Jillian, as well as the many friends and co-workers that knew and loved her.
A celebration of Frances’ life will be held Wednesday, October 24, at 10:30 AM following interment beside husband John and her mother Catherine, at San Fernando Mission Chapel, 11160 Stranwood Avenue, Mission Hills.

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