Frances Elizabeth Mishler, 92, passed peacefully at Jamie’s Place Adult Care Home in Winthrop on July 24, 2014, with family by her side. Frances was born on Jan. 14, 1922, in Plover, Iowa, to Francis and Mamie Higbee. She moved with her family to the West Coast in 1936, settling in the Seattle/Bothell area where she met and married Chuck Mishler in 1951.
Throughout her life she was a longtime den mother of the Cub Scouts and enjoyed square dancing, camping, ceramics and family history, but she was happiest when surrounded by family and friends. She had two sons of her own and over the years Frances showed her endless love and devotion to others including 15 foster children, two of whom she raised from the age of 5 all the way to marriage. In 1986 Frances moved to Winthrop, where she spent the last 28 years and was an active member of the Methow Valley United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Chuck, her son Ron and four siblings. Those left to cherish her memory are son Dennis (Angie) Mishler of Chehalis; foster son Wayne Roger Scott of Kent; foster daughter Linda Champion of the Yukon, Alaska; brothers Eugene (Karen) Higbee of Snohomish, Larry (Louise) Higbee of Winthrop and sister Gayle Boyd of Olympia; her dear friend Gilbert Strople of Winthrop, and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Methow Valley United Methodist Church, 193 Old Twisp Hwy, Twisp.