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Powers, Frances Sanborn Campbell Frances Sanborn Campbell Powers went home to be with the Lord Thursday, April 28, 2011. She is survived by her daughter, Muriel Powers Washburn and her husband Tom Washburn of Burke, VA and her son Doug Powers and his wife Janice Powers of Coppell, TX and nine grandchildren and one great grand daughter. Frances was born in Fernie, British Columbia, Canada to A. B. and Dorothy Sanborn in August 1921. She attended the Annie Wright School of Tacoma, WA before entering and graduating with a degree in bacteriology from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. Following graduation she moved to Baltimore, MD and worked as a bacteriologist at Union Memorial Hospital, the pediatric teaching hospital of Johns Hopkins University. She met her husband, Dr. Hugh W. S. Powers Jr. M.D. at Union Memorial Hospital and they were married D-Day 1944. They subsequently moved to Dallas, Texas in 1949. Frances was one of the co-founders of the Women's Auxilary and Gift Shop at Children's Medical Center of Dallas, active in the Dallas Women's Club and served as director of the altar guild at Church of the Incarnation. She enjoyed sports all of her life, played golf in her younger years and watched golf on television if it did not interfere with the Dallas Cowboys Football game. Her sense of humor, intelligence, command of English and current events made for a fun opponent or partner at the bridge table. Frances loved to needlework rugs, pillows and coats of arms and pictures. Frances was well read, traveled a devoted Episcopalian, wife, mother, citizen and neighbor. She was an optimist and said to never have had a headache in her life. The family wishes to thank Bettie Abron, Barbara Dunkins, Renee Walker, Bridget Ukeh and the nurses of VNA for their support and encouragement over the last two years. Donations should be made to the Altar Guild of Church of the Incarnation, Dallas or the Women's Auxilary, Children's Medical Center of Dallas CMC Development Office 2777 Stemmons Frwy #700, Dallas, TX 75207. Memorial service 2pm Wed at the Church of the Incarnation.


Published in Dallas Morning News from May 1 to May 2, 2011
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