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Weed Corley Fish Funeral Homes and Cremation Services

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OBITUARY

Frances Rae Rau

April 16, 1942July 28, 2020
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Frances Rau went to meet the Lord on July 28. She was born April 16, 1942 in Butte, Montana. She attended Butte high school followed by Patrick’s School of nursing where she received her R.N. Diploma. She worked 45 years in the ICU and CCU department for the majority of her work history at Providence Hospital in Waco, TX then later at Seton Hospital in Austin, TX.

Frances is survived by her husband Dale Rau whom she married in 1965, her three children Jackie Van Schoik, Sherry Young, and Chris Rau. She also has 6 grandchildren, Savannah Smock, Lexi Smock, Ashton Van Schoik, Jacob Young, Angie Young and Kristen Dees. She has one great granddaughter Pierson Ashby. Her brother Bill Hitchens. She is preceded in death by her parents Russell and Thelma Hitchens and her sister Beth Kovich and son in law Richard Young.

Frances hobbies included quilting and trying new recipes. She loved her family, holidays and spending the afternoon with her quilting friends. She loved God and attended St. Teresa’s church and then Christian Life Church.

She never met a person she did not get along with. She was called mom by so many . She was loved by all who knew her. She will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, August 3rd at Weed-Corley-Fish North Chapel. The service will be live streamed on Facebook at Weed Corley Fish Funeral Homes.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Monday, August 3, 2020

Memories

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Lisa Krynine

August 8, 2020

I never saw Fran have a bad day. Always cheerful and smiling. She guided me as a brand new nurse and never dwelt on my failings. She cared about her Seton family as much as her own family. I'm so glad we were able to visit one last time at Becky's get together. I life well lived!












Jill Hinckley

August 4, 2020

Frances was always smiling and happy. I enjoyed working with her and getting to know her at Seton. I loved viewing the tribute video and seeing her in all stages of her life. May her family find comfort in a life well lived. Jill Hinckley

Norma Richtsmeier

August 2, 2020

I worked with Fran for a number of years in the ICU at Seton Medical Center. She would say "how you doing kid." Yes that was a number of years ago. I remember her smile and her laugh. Fran was a pleasure to work with and an artist with her quilting. Condolences to Dale and her family. She will be missed.

Beth Cotten

August 2, 2020

I was a brand new critical care RN when I met Fran at Seton Medical Center ICU! She was an amazing nurse, one I looked up to. I learned a lot from Fran. She made an amazing quilt for my first baby boy! He is 14 years old now and I still have it! I know she will be missed. I wish to extend sincere condolences to Fran's Family.

Jill Lind

August 2, 2020

I was fortunate enough to work with Fran at SMCA. She was always smiling and always helpful. We struggled and commiserated over our PI projects as she and I both had heavy loads in that area. I got to enjoy quilting lunches and trips, and other get togethers. Dale fixed my kitchen table which I still use and am grateful for. Fran, you were loved and will be greatly missed. My prayers, love and support to Dale and the rest of the family. Go with God Fran!

Lyn Jay

August 2, 2020

As one of the blessed ones who got to know and work with Fran for quite a few yrs, I'm deeply saddened by the loss of such a great gal, but glad she's finally 'home'. We have many fond memories of her cheerful nature and her way of showing support, making staff feel that somebody has their back, and making work seem like fun too.
She was very active in our AACN group, always brought a happy smile to those meetings and events-- and I'll always remember rooming with her at NTI in New Orleans (Hey Fran, sorry I kept waking you up coming in at 2am from partying, while you were the smart one trying to get some sleep!)
Love and prayers for Fran's family, they were blessed with a great Mom!

Sharon Richey

August 1, 2020

Fran, when I think of you I see your smile and hear your laughter. I remember our last lunch together with Joyce, we had such a great time. I remember the many AACN meeting or workshops with you being such a great part of mentoring other nurses. So many love you and will always remember your loving, generous spirit, filled with laughter, kindness, and wisdom. Fly high Fran with the angels of God.
Deepest sympathy to the family and may God comfort each of you in the days ahead

JOYCE WELCH

August 1, 2020

Fran and I were close friends as all her co workers. She always had a smile on her face and knew how to keep all of us awake on nights. Her expertise shined in all of us. We shared many lunches and laughs. I will always hold her close in my heart and now God has given her the great wings she has always worn as a nurse. My prayers to the family. Fran, you are now our guardian angel.

TAMARA HELSER

August 1, 2020

Oh gosh the memories we did have in our Seton Main ICU! We worked as a team for many years. Fran was a shinning star in our unit with her smiling face & laughter. She also did try to get me to come to the quilting gatherings & now I wish I did. I am very saddened by her loss. My thoughts and prayers go to her family. Heaven has gained an angel!

Geralyn Lind

August 1, 2020

I worked with Fran for several years at Seton ICU. She always had a smile on her face and was a joy to be around. She was a great nurse. She will be surely missed.

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