Frances Evelyn Benedict

Former Bayfield resident Frances Evelyn Benedict died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at The Valley Inn Nursing Home in Mancos. She was 98.

Mrs. Benedict was born to Phillip and Anna Fox on April 8, 1914, in Union City, N.J. She grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y.

She met and married Joseph Benedict in Brooklyn. The couple had two sons, Peter and Paul.

Mrs. Benedict worked for many years for Force Numbering Machines, engraving numbering wheels for printing presses, including for U.S. currency.

The Benedicts retired to Callicoon Center, N.Y., in 1975.

Mrs. Benedict moved to Bayfield in 1998 to live with her son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Elizabeth “Jean” Benedict. She enjoyed reading.

Mrs. Benedict was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Joseph Benedict; and her son Paul Benedict.

She is survived by her son Peter Benedict of Bayfield; and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation will occur. A service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.