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Frances "Fran" Harrell Eggleston

September 7, 1949June 19, 2015
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Frances Louise Harrell Eggleston was released from this earth on Friday, June 19 surrounded by her loved ones.

Fran was born in Austin on September 7, 1949. Her parents bought land in Leander in 1952 and moved there in 1954. She attended Leander ISD starting in the 5th grade and graduated from Leander High School in 1967. She then attended The University of Texas in Austin where she met her future husband, Dr. Alan C. Eggleston, who was an associate professor there. After their marriage, they spent 8 years in Ontario, Canada where they owned and operated a sheep ranch. They returned to Leander when their son, Trevor, was 2. They all remained in Leander the rest of their lives.

Fran worked at, and then owned a research company for several years that performed research on data cartridges and VHS tapes. She dedicated the last 20 years of her life to the students of Leander High School in several different positions over the years. The students were her greatest joy.

Fran was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dr. Alan Compton Eggleston, their son, Trevor Harrell Eggleston, and her parents, Albert and Frances Harrell. She is survived by her sister, Sharon Arthur, brother-in-law, Steve Arthur, her nephews, Nigel Arthur and Dorian Arthur, niece-in-laws, Casie Arthur and Allena Wright, and her grand-nephew, Maxwell Arthur and a close circle of friends.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 1st at Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas followed by interment at Bagdad Cemetery in Leander. Pallbearers will be Rich Gutmann, Bryan Gutmann, Jeff Seiler, Nick Schroeder, Jeremy Champion, Christopher Champion, and Curt Raske. Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Parsons and Joey Parsons. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Doctors without Borders, the Humane Society of America or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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Casie Arthur

August 26, 2015

Fran was more than a Aunt-inlaw to me, she was also another mother to me. She helped show me the way to be who I am today, both as a women and as a mother. For 14 years she helped mold me. I will forever be grateful to her for everything that shes done for me and my family. I will also always be grateful for all the long talks, the shoulder to cry on, great advise and for all the laughs I know my Son will grow up knowing how wonderful she was and just how much she loved him. He was her whole world for the past 2 years. The smile on her face everytime she saw him. The love in her eyes when she talked about him and the complete Joy he gave her by just being him. I wish so much that he would have had more years to spend with her, so that he could remeber for himself just how much he meant to her. Fran, we all love you so very much and we all miss you more than words. Please watch over our family and please watch over our little man. I know you only wanted the best for your family.

Crystal Alonzo

July 30, 2015

I don't think of Fran as an employee at the high school because when I met her, she was a band mom. She was one of the first adults to stand out to me because I never witnessed her being judgmental. My mom was one of very few in our social circle going through a divorce at the time, and Fran was so helpful to us. She helped us feel human again! She started out as a resourceful and kind mom. After time, I got to know her as a friend. I am so grateful for our electronic communications. That is how we stayed in touch over many miles. I can't believe she is gone but I am so glad that we got to be friends. I am blessed by her. I will miss her tremendously, but I pray that she is experiencing ultimate Happiness now. I love you, Fran.

Elizabeth Garcia

July 15, 2015

Ms. Eggleston was one of the kindest people anyone could have met. She was LHS. She greeted everyone that walked in to the counseling office with the warmest smile. Whenever you needed anything she was always willing to help or get you the help you needed. She will be greatly missed.

Brian Pearson

July 11, 2015

Glad to have known a great lady from my days in Leander High. we'll miss you.

Class of '96
Brian Pearson

July 11, 2015

So glad I was able to attend her funeral and hear all the wonderful expressions of love for her. She was my cousin so I had known her all her life and loved her so much. But I now realize how much her community also loved and appreciated her. God has taken another one of his greatest home to be with him. Will miss you Fran and always love you too. Joyce Harrell Watson

Wahlia Jones-Woolley

July 11, 2015

Just hearing her name makes me smile. No matter how busy, Fran always had time to ask about someone's day. She will be truly missed.

Troy Watson

July 10, 2015

I miss you so much , the talks at reunion , the messenger chats, that smile.......

Karen Allbee-LeBert

July 10, 2015

Fran had a loving heart, kind words and inspiring personality that stood out amongst the crowds. It is hard to picture LHS without her there.

Eden Davis

July 10, 2015

I came to Leander High School four years ago, and Fran was one of the highlights of working there. She was ALWAYS kind, supportive, helpful, and would find out where to get info on the rare occasions when she didn't know. She was a true lady, with her beautiful manners and sweet smile. Fran was a rare gem, and I am glad I knew her. The world was a brighter place with her presence.

Ramia, Tenor Sax 99-03

July 10, 2015

Mostly, I can't believe you're gone. You went above and beyond in helping the band students. I will always remember you as the first person I met when I transferred from Westwood to Leander. You helped me get all the music I needed and introduced me to everyone. You were my safety net in the 'awkward' years. I remember what a loss it was when you moved from band to the admin offices. I spent some time working for you as an office assistant and you helped get me through some tough times. You treated everyone with such kindness and we're a light in this world. I will miss coming to visit you when I'm in town. Rest easy, Fran.

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