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Mellin, 80, born August 25, 1932 to Thomas and Frances Osborne in Little Rock, Arkansas. She died July 31, 2013 in Houston, Texas and is survived by her husband of 59 years William (Bill) , sons William Jr., Robert and wife Candy, daughter Katherine, and granddaughters Kristy and Alicia.
Frances graduated from Duke University where she met Bill. She worked in various libraries especially the Hillendahl and Ring branches in Houston.
She traveled extensively, including all States and most of Canada, and Cruised to many foreign lands. Baltic States, England, Panama Canal, Australia and New Zealand.
Fran was an avid Reader, Bridge Player, and Square Dancer. She will be sorely missed by her friends and family.
A memorial service will be held at Eagle's Trace Friday, August 9th at 1:00 PM at 14703 Eagle Vista Drive, Houston, TX 77077 Donations in her memory may be made to the Eagle's Trace library.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Aug. 6, 2013