Frances Allen Yerkes

SALISBURY — Frances Allen Yerkes, 70 years old, died on July 12, 2019, at her home in Salisbury. A resident of the town for 32 years, she was a generous caregiver to many as a nurse, an EMT and as a mother and friend.

Franny was born on Jan. 7, 1949, in New York City, the daughter of Elizabeth and Yorke Allen Jr. She grew up in New Canaan, Conn., attended Bennington College, and received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. 

While raising three children, she returned to school to earn her nursing degree from Dutchess Community College. She worked as a nurse at Noble Horizons until her retirement in 2017. 

For 30 years, Franny was a member of the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service, as an EMT and as the organization’s secretary, providing meticulous notes. 

Franny was a talented pianist and avid hiker, bicyclist and kayaker. She loved playing music with her grandchildren and enjoying local trails and lakes with friends.

She is survived by her daughters, Robin Yerkes Horton, Carolyn Yerkes and Nancy (Yerkes) Greenland; her grandchildren, Ada and Paul Horton, Claire Abida and Eliot and Emma Greenland; and her friend Lee Hayes.

A celebration of Franny’s life will be held at the Salisbury Town Grove on Saturday, Aug. 3, at noon. All are welcome. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 582, Salisbury, CT, 06068, www.salisburyambulance.org.

Arrangements are under the care of the Kenny Funeral Home.