Fran was born on Nov. 1, 1942 in Astoria, Oregon to Orvall and Kathleen Olaen. She passed away on Sept. 20, 2019 at St. Johns Hospital Longview, Washington after a long battle with COPD.
Fran graduated high school from Tillamook, Oregon. She married Melvin Bonin and had three children: Mike; Karri; and Vicki. Later in life she married William Grimshaw.
Being a wife and mother, Fran also worked as a waitress at the King Solomon Restaurant in Centralia, Washington and as an employee at the Silver Eagle casino in Rochester, Washington.
In 2003 she moved to Clatskanie, Oregon. Living close to her brother, Gary, she enjoyed riding her 4wheeler around the property, motorhomes adventures with family, Thanksgiving dinners and being able to see all the wildlife around her home. There were fishing/boating times and catching her 1st sturgeon. Fran also loved her faithful dog, Boomer.
On March 13, 2018 Fran moved to The Amber Assisted Living facility. During this time, it became a “wild ride” on the Hover Round chair.
She was preceded in death by her parents Orvall and Kathleen Olaen; sisters Deanne McMurdie, Sharon Olaen; brother Jon Olaen; great-nephew Mason Chisholm; paternal grandparents Lars and Stina Olaen; aunt Orla Olaen; and uncles Lowell and Norval Olaen; maternal grandparents Howard and Mary Horner; and cousin Elaine (Beanie) Evon.
She is survived by her brother Gary Olaen; sister Sonya Lorentson; children Mike, Karri and Vicki; nieces; nephews; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; Uncle Bill and Aunt Marge Varitz; Aunt June Evon; and her friends and caregivers at The Amber.