Born August 24, 1934 in Buckhorn, Alabama
To Carrie King and Docia Francis Martin
Raised in Phenix City, Alabama
State Treasurer of Alabama Diversified Occupation (1951-1952)
Honor Student, graduated from Central High School in 1952
Married to Ralph O Youngstrom June 20, 1953
Homemaker and mother to 3 girls
Excellent seamstress who made all the girls’ clothes during their growing up years, including their wedding gowns and bridal party dresses.
Returned to workforce as tax preparer for H&R Block in January 1971
Charter Member of H&R Block Premium Office in 1988 where she worked until
Retirement in November 2013. She was an IRS Enrolled Agent since 1988 and a member of Northwest Baptist Church
Francine was predeceased by parents and younger brother, Marion LaRue Martin and is survived by her husband, Ralph O Youngstrom, of 60 years; daughters Rebecca (Ed) Lovely of Archer, Karen (Fred) Bullock of Tallahassee, and Ingrid (Jeff) James of Baton Rouge; brother Lamar (Brenda) Martin of Fort Worth, Texas, and seven grandchildren.
Funeral service will be graveside at Forest Meadows Memorial Park West on 241 in Jonesville, FL on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 1:00pm. There will be a visitation on Wednesday evening from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Forest Meadows Funeral Home. The family requests that donations be made in Francine’s honor to Haven Hospices E.T. York Care Center, 4200 NW 90th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32606
Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, 725 NW 23rd Ave., Gainesville, FL 32609 (352)378-2528. Please sign Francine’s online guestbook at www.forestmeadowsfh.com
I will miss our talks ,personal and tax . You were a dear friend
Francine was a great sounding board and a tax miracle worker. She helped me in so many ways for 20 years. Rest in peace Francine
We wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
We love you,
All the gals at The Royal Standard in Baton Rouge
We will miss you Francine. You were a valued tax advisor and a delightful person to be around. In our all years of tax preparation, I don’t think there was one time we saw a frown. You were an inspiration and will be greatly missed by many.
Tom and Debbie Aultman
Karen, It seems your Mother will be missed by so many people. Tom remembers how your parents opened their home for his parents on several holidays. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. We know that God will be with you during these days.