Frances “Fran” Mae Urwin Carlos 84, Chugiak AK, passed away on December 28, 2021 from Alzheimer’s complications. She was a resident at the Chugiak Senior Center since 2007. Fran was born in Manila, Utah and was the youngest of 10 children to Joseph P. Urwin and Mildred Blanche Deck.
She was a life-long member of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church and a current membership with the Bear Mountain Ward. She taught Primary classes during the 1970’s and volunteered her time as the church needed.
She was a stay-at-home Mom and raised 4 children in Eagle River. After a divorce, she relocated back to Utah. She returned to Alaska in 1986 to live out the rest of her life. Fran was employed by Hillcrest Day Care Center where she cared for many infants and toddlers throughout her tenure until her retirement in 2004.
She loved small dogs and preferred the Chihuahua breed, always having one by her side. She enjoyed reading Magazines, working Crossword Puzzles and Watching Western Movies. John Wayne being her favorite actor. She collected most of his movies.
Fran was preceded in death by her Parents, 8 siblings and 1 son, Joe Carlos of Eagle River. She is survived by her oldest daughter Toni Carlos of Eagle River, oldest son Dale Carlos (Cindy Carlos) of Eagle River, youngest daughter Tina Nethery of Anchorage and daughter in law Phyllis Carlos of Eagle River. She leaves behind 12 Grandchildren and 15 Great-Grand Children and only living sibling, Edna Poe of Idaho.