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J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Directors

523 S Main ST, Grapevine, TX

OBITUARY

Frances Marie Saunders

June 23, 1922August 4, 2020
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Dr. Frances Marie Saunders of Grapevine, TX passed away on August 4, 2020 at the age of 98. She was born on June 23, 1922 in Wellington, TX.

Marie received her Ph.D in English Literature from the University of Oklahoma. Marie was a professor of English at University of Central Oklahoma. She was a Deacon of First Baptist Church in Oklahoma City and she had a passion for writing, reading and teaching. She authored three books.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Willis (Bill) Saunders, and her three siblings, Thurston, Dempsey, and Velma.

Cherishing her memory are her children Mary Bruce, Alice Lynn Elgin, and Mark Saunders, her grandchildren Kevin Saunders, Kathryn Saunders-Allen, Alex Evancho, Alaina Elgin, Olivia Elgin, Ben Bruce, and Curry Elgin and numerous extended family.

Celebration of Life will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Foust and Son Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Irving, TX

The celebration of life will be live streamed on the Facebook Page of Foust and Son Funeral Home.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, August 8, 2020

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Cindy Prince

August 9, 2020

I’ve known Marie since early 1980s as she was my best friend’s sweet mother. I never saw her be anything but sweet and welcoming to me and my daughter. She treated us like her own. I admired her intelligence, her independence and how she loved her husband and family. The world is a little less interesting today but i know i will see her again when it is my turn to fly away. Rest peacefully dear Marie. I’ll keep an eye on Mary for you!

Beverly Lee

August 8, 2020

Miss Saunders was a very dear person to me I took care of her from benevolent heart home health. And it was a pleasure and honor to take care of her she was such a wonderful spirited person I love her and she will be dearly missed. 🌺🌺

Lisa Smith

August 8, 2020

I had the pleasure of knowing Ms. Saunders just a short time, but in that time, I knew what a wonderful woman she was. She loved her family so much and would talk about them often. She cherished her little Maggie. I loved to sit with Ms. Saunders and hear all her stories of growing up in Wellington, TX. She was a dear sweet woman of God and will be greatly missed.

Barbara Lankford

August 8, 2020

To the family of Marie I would like to thank you for allowing me to a part of Marie's life for almost 4 years. She was a dear friend and I enjoyed waking up because I knew I was going to see her and Maggie. I will always cherish the timei spent with her. My prayers and condolences go out to you. Barbara

LaRue Speights

August 8, 2020

My dear friend, Marie, lived life to the fullest; every moment was precious. I was so fortunate to spend many hours with her, often in lively discussions and debates. She loved her husband Bill and all of her children and grands to the zenith. Shopping with her was always much fun; I could count on her to buy a pair of shoes, and we never went home without her buying something red.
Marie loved to study the Bible, and some of our very best times came as I was preparing to teach a Bible class. I could count on her to make me think more deeply. Major and I loved her deeply, and I so regret that COVID makes it impossible to attend her celebration; however, I am grateful that my daughter Stephanie will be present. To all of the family, I send my love and assurance of prayers. She will be missed.

Lupe Hendrickson

August 8, 2020

Ms. Saunders was an amazing woman. I had the pleasure of knowing her for 3 years. I loved spending time with her when I had an opportunity, which was about once a week. I will never forget her kindness. I will miss her dearly.

Lupe Hendrickson
Care Manager
Benevolent Hearts Home Care

Bolanle Adebiyi

August 8, 2020

Mrs Marie Saunders was loving , l worked for her as a caregiver. She was so amazing and treated me as a member of her family.
Miss you mama, rest on in the blossom of God.
May the Lord keep her family.

Mary Bruce

August 7, 2020

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