Emilie Frances Spaniel
August 23, 1923 – March 29, 2021
Emilie Frances Spaniel passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021, after a brief illness, at the age of 97.
Emilie was born in Ennis, Texas, on August 23, 1923, to Frank K. Spaniel and Aloisie Krajca Spaniel. She grew up in Ennis and attended Ennis schools. As a young woman, she moved to Dallas, Texas and lived the rest of her life there. She was a long-time member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and was active in parish organizations.
She spent most of her working career in the bookkeeping department of Fina Oil Company, where she was honored for outstanding service.
Emilie was also a licensed beautician with a faithful clientele who said she had “the magic touch” with perms.
A skilled needleworker, she shared her skill by gifting beautifully embroidered neck pillows and linens to friends and family.
Emilie is survived by her brother, Victor Spaniel, 3 nieces and 2 nephews, 7 great nieces and 3 great nephews and her dear friend and long-time companion, Hazel Bankston. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Frank and Joe Spaniel, and sisters Eleanor Spaniel and Mary Janousek.
Honoring her life, a Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, at the Calvary Hill Mausoleum Chapel, 3235 Lombardy Ln, Dallas, TX.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you contribute to your favorite charity, in her name.
Rosary and Funeral Mass
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Calvary Hill Funeral Home
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Calvary Hill Cemetery
Emilie Frances Spaniel
April 9, 2021
Oh, Emmy. My neighbor and friend of 15 years, how my family will miss you. We swapped recipes, food, and you regaled me with your stories of “back in the day.” My daughter, Jasmine, holds dearly her memories of baking cookies with you and how you and Hazel would fuss over her Halloween costumes and always made sure that she made your home the first stop on the way to trick-or-treat. You fought determinedly and bravely the last two months of your life. We are grateful that your suffering is no more. I have included a photo of you and Hazel riding with Micky on her 100th birthday in a limo. Emmy and Hazel - the original Thelma and Louise! Sleep well, dear friend.
March 31, 2021
Emilie was our family friend for decades. We will always love her & miss her.