Frances Gau

Obituary of Frances Xenia Gau

Frances Gau, the glamour girl who always longed to return to Annapolis, has died at age 87.

Frances Xenia Gau, 87, of Ashburn, VA, passed away in her sleep on February 15, 2022 in Luray, VA.

Frances was born in Baltimore, MD to Francis and Jean Lochboehler on February 1, 1935. She was a graduate of Annapolis High School and Towson Teacher’s College, and a young fashion model in local Annapolis publications. She spent many of her adult years living and traveling throughout Europe before settling down in Northern Virginia. She was a talented artist and writer, often contributing articles about her travels to lifestyle magazines. Her hobbies included puzzles, decorating, and entertaining, and she was a lover of animals big and small.

She will be dearly missed for her outgoing personality, wit, flashy sense of style, and feather boas. She inspired many with her kindness, compassion, fun, and strong family values.

Frances is survived by her son, Shane Gau and his wife, Anicia; daughter, Tatiana Platt and husband Campion; eight grandchildren, Ruby, Ashton, Holden & Scarlett Gau; Fox, Xenia, Rivoli, and Jeremy Platt. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Frances wished to spend eternity on the water that was dear to her, so her ashes will be scattered by her children privately on the Chesapeake Bay.


A Memorial Tree was planted for Frances
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