Frances Coles of Sandy Springs lost her ten year struggle with Alzheimer’s September 22, 2023. She was 86. She is survived by her three children , Kerry, Jane, and David McAuley and three grandchildren, Kay Salomon and Lily & Mac Holmes. An incredible mother and friend, she always had a wicked sense of humor with a snack for a well-timed zinger or a sly side-eye, endearing her to her entire family including siblings, nieces and nephews, and a generation of her children’s friends. And even through the mask of dementia, you could still see the twinkle in her eyes and the warmth of her gorgeous smile. Despite the other ravages of the disease, she never lost at least the basic recognition of her closest loved ones.