Frances Marie Gentry August 19, 1943 - December 16, 2016 Frances passed away peacefully on December 16, 2016, after a brief battle with cancer. She was 73 years old. She was born August 19, 1943, in El Centro, CA, the daughter of Eugenia and Emmette Henry. She graduated from Central Union High School in El Centro, went on to San Diego State University earning her bachelor's degree, and moved to Lake County, CA in 1968 to be with, and marry, her high school sweetheart, Allen Gentry. They built their life together in Clearlake, CA. She taught for 35+ years, 31 of which were for Konocti Unified School District, and she continued to sub for many years into her retirement. Teaching was something that Fran loved with all of her heart and soul, and it showed in the many faces of past students that adored her. She was a wife, a mother, a teacher, and a friend to so many, and will be greatly missed. Fran is survived by her husband of 48 years, Allen Gentry, of Clearlake, CA; and her daughters, Natalie Gentry of Carmichael, CA, Stacey Gentry of Clearlake, CA, and Nicole Gentry of Clearlake, CA. She is also survived by her brother, Richard Henry of El Centro, CA; Kathy Moreno of El Cajon, CA, and Theresa Gibson of Chandler, AZ. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on January 21, 2017, 1 p.m., at Pomo Elementary School, in Clearlake. Please share your memories by signing the guestbook at www.legacy.com .
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