Queensbury Frances Catherine (Martin) Winbauer of Queensbury, passed away on May 14, 2008.
The daughter of Frank J. Martin and Louise Welker Martin, Fran was born in White Plains, N.Y. on Dec. 5, 1920. Her family relocated to the Glens Falls area during the Great Depression. After graduating from Lake Luzerne High School, she worked as the town of Lake Luzerne's telephone operator and then at Imperial Paper in Hudson Falls.
Fran married Hans H. Winbauer in 1943. After the end of World War II, she worked with him to fulfill their dream of developing and operating their own ski area, Hickory Hill, in Warrensburg, N.Y. She enjoyed the years they spent at Hickory immensely and had fond memories of the good times they had and the good friends made there. In addition to raising her family, Fran served as a volunteer with the Glens Falls Hospital Guild for several years. She also assisted her father in the operation of his business, Frank J. Martin and Son. She always had an artistic project under way, loved to travel, and loved spending time with her family and friends at the Hill, the lake, the camp, the pool and her home in Sarasota, Fla.
She is survived by her five daughters: Bunny Campbell (Andy) of Syracuse, Sue Catana of Stony Creek, Judy Alden (John) of Queensbury, Lee Fleming (Mike) of Queensbury, and Pinky Winbauer of Saratoga; grandchildren: Julie Allen (Jay), Beth Rockwell (Scott), Kelli Catana, Tom Catana, Brent Haviland, Sara Sullivan (Brendan), Patrick Lambert, Jason Lambert, John Lambert; and five great-grandchildren.
Fran was predeceased by her husband, Hans, and her grandson, Jeffrey Campbell.
A funeral service will be celebrated at 1 p.m., on Monday, May 19, 2008, at Regan & Denny Funeral Home, 53 Quaker Road, Queensbury.
Family and friends are invited and may call from
11 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday, at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank her wonderful "Florida Bunch," the friends whose care and kindness helped her enjoy many winters in Florida, as well as the extended group here, whose company she so enjoyed. Thanks to Dr. Stephen Monn and his staff for the respect, friendship and care they provided over the years, to the Tower 3 staff at Glens Falls Hospital for their comfort and compassion and to her caregivers at home and at Eden Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Respiratory Care, c/o The Glens Falls Hospital Foundation, 12 Warren St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.