Harry Leonard Francis
March 11, 1944 ~ March 14, 2014
H. L. Francis, age 70, who went by 'Len' died on March 14, 2014 at home in San Marcos, CA. He was born on March 11, 1944 in Los Angeles, California. There will be two Celebrations of Life for Len. The first will be on Friday, March 21, 2014 at St. Mark's Catholic Church in San Marcos, CA at 11:00 am. The second will be on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at England Family Mortuary in Temecula, CA at 1:30 pm.
Bob & Anne have very fond and thankful memories of how Len helped us first select our property and develop it into the “farm”. Len was so kind to come out and meet Anne to look at different properties when she was on the hunt for their farm and future home. When she found “the” property Len came and gave his enthusiastic approval. Len became our grove manager and helped install the first 150 cherimoya trees in our orchard expansion. Those original trees are a huge success and have launched us in to commercial growing. Len was also an alumni brother to Bob for the California Agricultural Leadership program. We had the pleasure numerous times of Len’s company at the annual conferences. One of the most memorable times with Len was when the three of us drove up to Pismo Beach together. We spent the 4 hour drive together singing folk songs from the 60’s. Len had a beautiful voice and we loved singing back-up to his lead. Such a wonderful time together! Len is one of the people that comes through your life, if you are lucky, and we were privileged to be able to call him Friend. Our sincerest sympathies to you Lynn. Len treasured you like the precious gem that you are.
Chrissy & Jim, We want ya’ll to know we are so sorry to hear about the Loss of Your Dad Len. I wish I could be there with ya’ll. But know I am with you in heart and spirit. No words can take away your pain. My love is with all of you as you go through this hard time. I love ya’ll, Janet
Lynn, may Len’s memory always be a bright light in your soul and forever in your heart. Our love to you always.