Fran Marlnee Passes Away at 85


Frances Kathleen “Fran” Marlnee of Weiser, Idaho passed away on June 5, 2022 at the age of 85.

Frances was born on May 8, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Frank and Laverne “Bonnie” Weitzel.

Her family moved to Echo, where she met her future husband, Billy Ray Marlnee. They were married on July 10, 1954. Together they had four children, Tina Marie, Rhonda Rae, Allison Kay and Sheldon Wade. They also had several grandchildren.

Frances worked for many different employers over the years, including Bell Buoy Crab Company, Bumblebee Seafood, JR Simplot and the Weiser Senior Center.

Frances was a very active woman who loved to go bowling and swimming. She also loved to knit and crochet. She did beautiful work and from time to time would enter her creations in the local fair. She displayed her ribbons proudly.

Frances lived in several cities in Oregon and Kansas prior to retiring in Weiser, Idaho with her husband, Billy Ray. They loved fishing for catfish on the Snake River.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Ray; daughters, Tina Marie and Allison Kay; both parents; and two sisters.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Donations can be made to Angel Wings, Weiser, Idaho.

Psalm 130:5 (NLT)

Arrangements are under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home.


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