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February 1, 1935 ~ October 29, 2022 (age 87) 87 Years Old


“BABE” FRANCES G. GUSTIN                                                                                                        OCT. 29, 2022

Frances “Babe” Gustin, 87, a resident of Viola, ID passed away on Oct. 29, 2022 at the Aspen Park of Cascadia in Moscow, ID.

She was born on Feb. 1, 1935  Oakland, CA. to Edward and Mary (Antonovich) Gustin.  She attended her schooling in California.

She met and married Robert W. Gustin in Oakland, CA  on May 3, 1951 and the couple had their first son Robert “Bob” Gustin II.  The couple later moved to Moscow, ID where they had their daughter Debbie was born.  The couple later moved to Viola, ID in 1964 which was her pride and joy.

Babe worked for Crites Seed Company as a grain grader for several years.  She also worked as a custodian for Good Samaritan in Moscow and many locals cleaning homes.  She was an avid homemaker, and accomplished seamstress, gardener and master crocheter.  She enjoyed camping, hunting and to be outdoors.  She made friends everywhere she went.  When she was no longer able to live at her home alone, she was welcomed to Aspen Park Care facility which is where she made a multitude of new friends from residents and all the staff over the last 8 years.

Babe was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Wayne, daughter Debbie, and several dogs namely “Pickle” and “Penny”. 

Survivors include, her son Bob Gustin (Patty) Troy, ID.  She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren.

A memorial graveside will be announced at a later date and will held at the Viola Cemetery in the spring of 2023.

Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse, Washington is caring for the family.  Online condolences may be left at


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Services are to be announced

Viola Cemetery
Viola Road
Viola, ID 83872


2019 E. WHITE AVE., MOSCOW ID 83843


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