Frances Wren Tommila

Frances Wren Tommila, 93, died Aug. 1, 2015, surrounded by her five children.

She was born Aug. 28, 1921, in Aberdeen, Wash., and lived for many years in Dillingham, Alaska, where she raised her children and was a commercial fisherman. She eventually settled in Auburn, Wash. She enjoyed her summers in Alaska and traveling south in the winter. She and her husband enjoyed trips in their RV and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by children Charley Wren (Valorie) of Milton-Freewater, Ore., Tom Wren (Linda) of Puyallup, James Wren (Teresa) of Auburn, Karen Benedetti (Andy) of Auburn and Kathy Stephenson of Enumclaw; she also is survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by first husband Don Wren in 1959, second husband Bill Tommila in 2013 and grandson Jeff Stephenson in 2008.

Services are planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Auburn.

Arrangements are by Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home. All may sign the online guest book at

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