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Frances Brogren Kennon


1923 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Frances Brogren Kennon Obituary
Frances Brogren Kennon, 89, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Round Rock. Memorial service: A private family service for Fran and I.G. Kennon will be held in the spring in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions to the National Audubon Society, www.audubon.org. Fran was born Dec. 25, 1923, on a farm near Round Rock to Simon and Agnes Brogren. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and taught school while her husband, I.G. Kennon Jr., was serving in the U.S. Navy overseas. In 1948 she and I.G. moved to Fort Worth where he worked at General Dynamics and they raised four children. Fran was active in her church and the United Methodist Women for many years and did volunteer work at Harris Hospital. She was an amateur artist and enjoyed painting in both oil and water colors, and participated in the General Dynamics art activities for a number of years. After I.G. retired, they traveled extensively on nature tours all over the world, from Barrow, Alaska, to the Antarctic peninsula. After many years of travel, they stayed comfortably in their Fort Worth home, enjoying visits from their children and grandchildren. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, and she will be dearly missed. Survivors: Children, Kathryn Terazawa and husband, Dennis, of Kailua, Hawaii, Kent Kennon and wife, Mary, of Belle Fourche, S.D., Dr. Chris Kennon and wife, Kay, of Briggs and Elizabeth Duval and husband, Evan, of Round Rock; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Ann Schulze of San Antonio.
Published in Star-Telegram on Dec. 15, 2013
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