OBITUARY

Frances Ann Albright

November 6, 1940June 15, 2019

Frances was born November 6, 1940 to Harry Morris Roberts Sr. and La Frances Roberts of Dallas, Teaxs. While growing up in Dallas, she attended Ursuline Academy and graduated from SMU where she studied elementary education. She dedicated her career to inspiring children to foster a life time love of reading. Her zest of learning persisted throughout her life and drove her to earn her master’s degree in library science and information technology from the University of North Texas at the age of 70. Her teaching career extended from The Lamplighter School in Dallas to Grace Presbyterian School in Houston and back to Dallas where she taught 1st and 3rd grade at Christ the King School and culminated with a library position at Holy Family of Nazareth. She is survived by her three daughters, Ashley Buehler, Shannon Diaz, and Tricia Albright; her brother Harry Roberts Jr, and sister Mary Sue Kiker. Her grandchildren are Allison Buehler, William Albright, Reid Buehler, Henry Molina, Mason Molina, Thomas Diaz, and Risa Diaz. She filled her free time enjoying laughter with friends and family. She was very active in her sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma. She volunteered as a librarian and reading teacher at Reconciliation Outreach’s after school program for inner city children and teens. She loved to have fun and go out to lunch with life long friends. She simply loved to be with people spreading joy and collecting memories. She loved to go to Del Mar, the beach, watching golf, and to be with her daughters. The service is Friday June 21, 2019 at Christ the King Church where she was married, employed and a member of the first 1st grade class in 1947.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Friday, June 21, 2019

Memories

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Angela McCaffrey-Notzon

June 21, 2019

Last happy memory was on Dec. 6, 2018 going to dinner and Andrea Bocelli concert in Dallas with my husband Al, Louise Ford and Frances. Fun evening and fabulous concert made more so by all of us sharing our stories. We are in prayer for Frances and her family. God bless you all.

Kay Jackson

June 19, 2019

Heaven is rejoicing, you are in the arms of our beloved Lord and I am selfishly weeping. “Precious and darling Frances”, I treasure our friendship. We have laughed and cried and laughed again. You challenged my thinking and shared your wisdom and your love, your extraordinary capacity of love. You are a faithful servant. One day we will joyously meet again, but, for now, I had one more more thing to tell you....
Much love,
Kay

Kathy Lane

June 18, 2019

My sweet, sweet Frances Ann has left this earth to be with her precious Savior whom she loved and served faithfully. I do and will miss her terribly. She was my friend, confidant, advisor, travel buddy. I love her dearly and will always remember her sweet smile and fun-loving personality.
Rest In Peace , my friend.
Love, Kathy

Gretchen Jennings

June 18, 2019

I remember her as a vibrant and energetic instructor when attending CKS. I loved being in her classroom because she made learning fun. My prayers to her family and friends at this time.

Dick Hillyer

June 17, 2019

What a bright and beautiful girl she was while I knew her at SMU. We were cheerleading partners and certainly had some good times. Lewis was also one of my best friends.
After graduation I moved away and lost touch until our 50th reunion where we shared some good times together. What a wonderful smile and vivacious nature.
My love to her and her family

Oloivia banick

June 17, 2019

I worked as a teacher aide with Frances at Christ the King School 1st grade in 1999 and subsequent years. It was such a delight to know Frances and I extend my deepest sympathy and blessings to her family.

Dee Schmidt

June 17, 2019

I had the blessing and privilege to have taught with Frances at CKS in 1st Grade. She dressed with grace and style that I always wanted to emulate. There was not a day that went by when we were teaching together that we didn't laugh and share stories with each other. I feel blessed to have known Frances and her fun, sparkly personality. I still share funny stories with my friends...like the time M.C. completed her entire achievement test IN BLACK INK...and the time we met with 1st Grade parents at the beginning of the school year and she introduced me as Mrs. Shit, instead of Mrs. Schmidt. What a hoot! Since my husband retired from the DPD and we have moved from the Dallas area, we've only communicated through Christmas cards. I have loved seeing pictures of all her precious daughters and grand babies she sent with those cards. I am sad for her family and friends but know we can now ask her to pray for us since she is in heaven. I will be praying for all who grieve for Frances. God bless.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY