Mary Frances Anderson, 80, of Bryan, Texas, and formerly of Kosse, Texas and Texas City, Texas, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Carriage Inn Assisted Living in Bryan.
Funeral services will be at 12 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Emken-Linton Funeral Home, with Floyd Stanley officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery, in Webster. Visitation will be at 11 a.m., Saturday at the funeral home.
Frances was born June 15, 1935, in Holland, Texas. She graduated from Dickinson High School as salutatorian in 1953. She then went to work for American National Insurance. On June 14, 1955 she married the love of her life, Ray Anderson in Bacliff, Texas. They were married for over 48 years. She worked for State Farm Insurance for 11 years after her children graduated and left home. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Anderson; mother and father; brothers, Glenn "Sonny" McDougle, James "Tommy" McDougle, Dennis McDougle and Curtis McDougle: sisters, Billie Barnhill, Wanda McDougle and Ruthie McDougle
Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Milstead and husband Bradley; son, Ray Anderson and wife Cindy; adopted daughter, Joyce Kelly and husband James; grandchildren, Jason Milstead and wife Kayla; Lindsay Hazlewood and husband Jeff; Holly Wenske and husband Brandon; great-grandchildren; Rylee Milstead, Garrett Milstead, Addison Hazlewood and Ashtyn Hazlewood; sister, Linda Curry and husband Ralph; sister-in-law Gloria McDougle as well as many numerous nieces, nephews, as well as numerous relatives and friends.
Frances was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt who loved her family, friends and church very deeply. She will be missed greatly by all. When Frances' health began to decline, she moved to Carriage Inn Assisted Living in Bryan, Texas and lived there for almost 2 years. Our family cannot say enough about the love and care that she received while living there.
The family wishes to thank Hospice Brazos Valley for their kindness and care the last week of her life, especially Marti Bledsoe. She was there for Frances and her family and her kindness and compassion touched us and will never be forgotten.
Pallbearers will be: Jeff Hazlewood, Brandon Wenske, David McDougle, Richard Waits, Bill Caraway and Jack Milstead. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.