Putnam, Frances Helen (nee Gorton)

Putnam, Frances Helen (nee Gorton)

February 10, 1926 – June 19, 2016
Age 90 of New Brighton, MN. Our beautiful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother went to heaven on June 19, 2016. Frankie loved playing 500 Bid, reading the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jeopardy, Meals on Wheels and most importantly, being with her beloved cat, Pumpkin. Frankie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harvey; her precious granddaughter, Terry Johnston; son-in-law, Wayne (Bones) Johnston; parents, Horace and Josephine Gorton; brothers Horace, Bud and Ed. Harvey and Frankie celebrated 46 years of marriage, and raised 9 children. Survived by children, Dianne Johnston, Rita Mix, Larry (Gayle), Linda (Dale) Brothanek, Jim (Susan), Karen Elven, Chris, Tim (Audrey), and Andi (Jason) Patnoude; 26 grandchildren, 36 (going on 41) great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; sister, Jo Long and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Frankie’s life will be held Friday, June 24 at 11:00 a.m. at New Brighton Christian Church, 1500 29th Ave NW, New Brighton, MN 55112 (651-633-7152) with visitation prior to the service beginning at 10:00, followed by a luncheon. Private interment at Fort Snelling. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to School District 621 Meals on Wheels and the St. Paul Humane Society.