Frances Benbow Burke
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FRANCES BENBOW BURKE, of Houston passed away on October 21, 2008, at the age of 101. She was born in Yoakum, Texas on March 5, 1907. Until her retirement, Frances worked as a secretary for Beacon Petroleum Co. Over the years, she volunteered for numerous charitable organizations and was known for her many acts of kindness toward those less fortunate than herself. Frances enjoyed the many bridge parties that she hosted, as well as the civic activities she often supported. Frances was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Burke, Sr. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, James Lee Burke, Jr. and Pearl Pai Burke; grandson, James L. Burke, III; granddaughters, Andree Walsh, Pamala Burke McDavid, and Alafair Burke; great-grandsons, James Lee Burke, IV, Jack Walsh, and James Parker McDavid, and great-granddaughter, Emma Walsh. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities USA, P.O. Box 17066, Baltimore, MD 21297-1066. Interment will take place at a family cemetery in New Iberia, LA.


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Published in Houston Chronicle on Oct. 23, 2008.
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November 2, 2008
I'm so sorry to hear of your family's loss Mr. Burke. I know how our Dear Mother's and Grandmother's are to us. I was overseas when my Grannys passed away, but got to come home. I live with my Mother while she battles cancer. She is fighting the good fight, same as my Dad did. I consider myself a friend to you by now, as God and being your fan, would have it. May you all have Gods Healing and Soothing Hands in this time of loss and grief.
Lonnie Broome
October 26, 2008
Jim, and the entire family, I am truly sorry to learn of the loss of your mother.

She was a wonderful person, who gave so much of herself for her family and others.

May God bless her and all of you.
Norman Carnahan
October 23, 2008
How wonderful to have lived for so many years. I know she witnessed so much during that time and had many stories.
DIANE G
October 23, 2008
Jim, I am so sorry for your loss. It was a honor and pleasure to have gotten to know your mother. Peg and I offer our deepest sympathies to you and the enitre Burke family. Take care my friend.
David McCurry
October 23, 2008
My sympathy to the Burke family.
Complete reliance on the God of all comfort will help you to endure. Psalm 46:1.
J L
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