Francis Schwartz celebrated her 90th birthday with a picnic at home with her family and at the Startup (Wash.) Church.

Francis was born July 28, 1924 in Los Angeles, Calif. She was a student nurse and received on-the-job training at a hospital in Los Angeles. In those days, that is the way nurses were trained. They didn’t go to college.

Her family includes Tana and Greg Skewis of Sultan, Wash.; David Shands of Mount Lake Terrace, Wash.; Dan and Joy Shands of Sultan; Chris and Cecile Shands of Snohomish, Wash.; 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

January 07, 2015