FORT LEWIS - Colette and Nathan Francis are the proud new parents of Hunter Austin Francis who was born March 1, 2004, in Vancouver. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long.
His maternal grandmother is Terri Russum of Vancouver, and his maternal grandfather is Richard Russum of Ocean Park. His paternal grandmother is Teena Francis of Lincoln, Neb.
Hunter is also blessed to have four great-grandparents: Joan Spangler, Romona Russum and Lou and Nell Laymen.
Others glad to welcome Hunter to the family were his Aunt Carlie Russum, Aunt Rikki Russum, Aunt Kourtny Francis, Uncle Cole Francis and Uncle Travis Francis.