Frances Ellington Mangan went to be with the Lord September 25, 2016 while at the Healthcare Resort Rehab surrounded by her niece and nephew, Barbara and Geep Ellington; and cousins, Barbara and Victor Jack.
Frances was born February 29, 1924 in Brownfield, Texas to Millard and Eva Harris Ellington. The family later located to Clayton, New Mexico, in the cattle ranching business. Frances rode her horse five miles to catch the school bus. After completing high school she moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to attend Business School. There she met the love of her life, Captain William P. Mangan. They married November 2, 1945 and were married 59 years. Their military assignments during World War II were Berlin, Taiwan, and various bases in the United States. During this time and until she retired from Civil Service, Frances was Secretary to top Generals and Colonels in the Army.
Upon retiring from the military, Lt. Colonel William and Frances managed a ski resort in Vermont. They loved to ski and had skied in Switzerland. Eventually, they relocated to Colorado Springs to be closer to family and retired military friends over 55 years ago. They were members of the Colorado Springs Country Club and First Presbyterian Church.
Frances enjoyed tennis, rockhounding, playing bridge, Bible study, gardening, crossword puzzles, sewing, cooking, and visiting with friends and family. She was a huge fan of the Broncos football team and Rockies baseball team. She never tired of looking at the mountains.
Frances is survived by nieces, nephews, great-, great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 219 East Bijou Street, Saturday, October 15, 2016, 11:00 a.m. with reception to follow. Memorials in her name may be made to First Presbyterian Church.
You will be in our hearts always and we will miss your loving, caring ways. You are home now, faithful servant of the Lord.