Ada Francis Lancaster a longtime resident of Hayfork died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Weaverville Skilled Nursing.
Ada lived a long, full life, eight days short of 100.
She was born to Aimee M. Hutchinson and Charles F. Cleaves in Trinity County on Sept. 18, 1922, the youngest of their five children.
Ada was married to Bill Lancaster for 60-plus years, raising a family in Sonoma, Calif.
Ada was a passionate gardener. Her and Bill always had the most beautiful yard. She loved to cook and bake. In her younger years she was an avid horsewoman, appearing as an extra with her horse Jack on the film “Gold is Where You Find It” filmed in the Trinity Alps.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Harriet, Harold, Joe (congressional Medal of Honor recipient) and Alice; daughter Nancy C. Jones in February 2003; and husband Bill Lancaster in May 2010.
She is survived by her son Mike Lancaster; leaves behind three grandsons: Michael Stovall, Billy Lancaster and Sky Lancaster; one granddaughter, Michelle Carroll; two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Griffin; and a bonus daughter, Dawn Russell Lee.