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Dr. Frances C. Cardwell

Houston, Texas

Dec 29, 1939 - Jul 18, 2013

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Frances was one of my dearest Best Friends for Life. I have so many happy, fun and fond memories starting with the first day we met in college. She was so special to my family and no one will ever forget her fantastic sense of humor. I have always admired her successes. She was my Hero.

I loved Frances. I miss her. I am so thankful to the Good LORD that I will be with her again someday.

Dear Rick and family of Fran

We have all lost a piece of our heart when we lost Fran. I keep thinking that God sure must have needed her much worse than we do. She was absolutely amazing. I treasure every moment I spent with her ushering at Palmer, and praying for her; especially those times that I was able to pray for her directly and anoint her with oil. I knew she had accomplished a lot in her life, but I had no idea just how much! I can just see her now ~ getting all of...

Don and I were so saddened to learn of Fran's passing. She fought a terrible disease with determination and optimism and we thought that, if anyone could beat it, it was Fran!
We were privileged to know her for more than 25 years and enjoyed many visits and some great trips with her including one to China and Southeast Asia where her wardrobe was the envy of all our fellow travelers. No surprise; she always looked great and made everyone around her feel great.
What a truly...

Fran lived life to the fullest, she Josette and I had some wonderful times I will never forget. Gods got a lively angel in heaven. I'm sorry I just found out or I would have been there. I loved Fran and will miss her so much. My prayers are with her family.
Freddie Conner

Fran and I only only spent a total of about three weeks together on trips but they were a few of the best weeks ever! We hit it off immediately, telling stories, laughing, and feeding off each other's joyful nature and love of learning. How I value those times spent together traveling! I only wish there could have been more, but I will think of her when I am off traveling again. She will never be forgotten! Sandy Dacheux (AL)

Rick , she was an amazing woman and I know you loved her as much as she loved you. God seen fit to make her an angel so she can watch over you. God bless you, Sean Tanner

Fran was a wonderful boss and friend. We had such good times when she worked in the Katy School District. I was blessed to have been her secretary for about 15 years! She was a wonderful person, educator, and friend. She meant so much to our family. I will miss her and our calls and chats! So lucky that she came to my retirement and was able to say a few words! Love Her Dearly - Ida Faye Elder, Don too!

Fran was a dear and wonderful person and friend. We have known Fran for over 40 years. Whenever we got together we would discuss all the good times we had. Fran was in attendance at our 25th and 50th Wedding Anniversaries. We shall truly miss our dear friend! Love, Elsie & C. C. Huang

Beautiful Fran! I am so sorry to hear this sad news. She was a truly lovely person.
Bitsy Harris


Frances's Obituaries

Dr. Frances Catherine Cardwell was born December 29, 1939 in Henderson, Texas passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 in Houston, Texas. She was an independent woman who was extremely giving and always ready for an adventure up until her last days. Fran was the oldest of 6 children. She was preceded...

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