Francene M. (Gates) Hall, 67 of Cottage Grove, OR passed away on Feb. 20, 2018. She was born on July 20, 1950 in Emmetsburg, IA to Merle E. and Suzanne (Brodigan) Gates. Fran graduated from Cottage Grove High School in 1967 and attended Lane Community College. She was the first woman deputy sheriff in Oregon, a baker for South Lane School District and a realtor in Cottage Grove for many years. Fran enjoyed crabbing, fishing, crafts, cooking and canning. She married Glenn L. Hall in July 1989, in Cottage Grove. Fran is survived by step-son, Bruce Hall and wife Margie, Roseburg, OR; sister, Christine Senn and husband Ray, California; sister, Sherri Phillips, Washington; brothers, Pat and Chuck Gates, Cottage Grove, OR; brother, Mike Gates and wife Judy, Eugene, OR; sister, Jeanne Gates, Cottage Grove, OR; 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Fran was preceded in death by her daughter, Darla; step-daughter, Glenda; step-son, Gordon and husband, Glenn Hall and sister, Kathy. No service is planned. Arrangements in the care of Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel.