Condra Funeral Home


MARY "Fran" Frances (Brewer) DENCKLAU

December 8, 1944September 18, 2020

On September 18, 2020, heaven gained another beautiful soul, Mary Frances Dencklau. She asked that her body be laid to rest at Granger Cemetery in Granger Texas. With the utmost respect, we do so on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 10am. Services will be under the direction of Condra Funeral Home in Taylor TX. After services, we will celebrate her life at Wilson H Fox Day area at Granger lake for lunch, where she loved to spend much of her time in recent years. All are welcome to join us.

Mary (Fran as she was commonly called by her friends, along with Mom and Mimi) was born December 8, 1944 in Jacksonville, TX. She moved to San Angelo TX and married the father of her children, Eddie Thomas. They had 4 children, Jackie, Cindy, Corbet, and Vrn. She was active in the PTA and community. She did everything to support her kids. She very much so loved the outdoors including camping, fishing, hunting, etc and taught these survival skills to her children as well.

She moved to Colorado and met the love of her life, Richard Dencklau, known as Dick to all. Dick and her loved animals and had ducks, geese, cats, and dogs. They lived life to the fullest. She loved spending time in the mountains with him and family.

Large family get togethers and holidays were her passion. Family was everything to her. Her door was always open and welcoming to any who needed help. She was always willing to help a stranger at any time. She absolutely loved her dog, Miss Lilly. She enjoyed watching John Wayne movies and you could find her watching sports with children and grandchildren often. She was an integral part in helping raise all her grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved watching them play.

She joins in heaven her mother and father, William Carl and Mable Brewer. Also, the love of her life, Richard Dencklau. Her brother, Carl Brewer, and sister, Beverly Norris. Her granddaughter, Shelby Morgan, and the father of her children, Eddie Thomas.

Those of us waiting to join her include her children and their spouses, Jackie & Brenda, Cindy & Leo, Corbet & Fran, and Vrn & Laura. Her grandchildren and their spouses, Coy, Kyle, Katie, Sommer, Audra, Cassie, Chandra, Heather, Jason, Ladonna, Lisa, Dustin, Leanna, Aysia , Alexa, and Kaytlinn. Also, to include her 24 great grandchildren, other family members, and an abundance of friends she called family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending donations at, memorial for Mary “Mimi” Frances Dencklau to help pay for a headstone and tree in her honor to be placed at her gravesite. Her hope was to become one with the earth again. She wanted to be near the lake and under the shade of a tree. With this, we hope to make that come true.

We honor her memory by living what she taught, Love knows no boundaries and the bond that it creates can conquer all things. She will forever be in our hearts. We love you Mom/Mimi/Fran.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to all for their condolences and prayers for peace during this time.

1 Peter 4:8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Psalm 34:18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020


MARY "Fran" Frances (Brewer) DENCKLAU

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Corbet Thomas

September 23, 2020

My most vivid moment is mom fishing at Twin Buttes in San Angelo when she caught a giant catfish with her hands and was waist deep holding it up and hollering at the top of her lungs with joy. That was one of many proud moments I witnessed in her life. She taught me values and respect for everything no matter where or what it was . Love ya Mom I'll see ya when I see ya

Heather Pena

September 22, 2020

So much that I’m grateful for about this woman!! One is that she brought me into her home not knowing who I was she taught me to respect my mother as a woman to respect myself and how I talk to people she told me what Family was about all the holidays at the house she taught me that you don’t have to Be blood to love somebody like family she always had a listening ear and for me that was rare as a child!I love you Mimi

Fran Thomas

September 22, 2020

I think my most vivid memory is going to Texas for Christmas and I found out mom loved wolves. I got a special present for her that year and when we got to Texas for Christmas and we opened our presents we both started crying so hard and then we started laughing so hard because we were crying. I'm going to miss you Mom you'll always be in my heart.

LeAnna Kent

September 22, 2020

So many things to say, but trying to articulate the feelings of such a great loss is difficult. Mimi was truly the matriarch of the family and we are going to miss her dearly. The memories that come to my mind the quickest are the family get togethers at her Colorado home and the holidays we spent together. Mimi knew how to throw a party! I miss camping in the Colorado mountains with her and the family. Mimi always knew how to make you laugh and she loved deeply! Love you Mimi xoxo

Audra Morgan

September 21, 2020

I have so many but I will never forget the Linagator. It swam with us "hypothetically " in Menard in the swimming pool on Gretchen's ranch. Sommer and I went many times to this ranch with Mimi. We would help with the cattle and the garden. We had pet raccoons but only because we would catch them from eating the garden. But when the work was over we would get in the pool. We never stopped looking for that Linagator and who really knew what it was. She always had a way to keep us on our toes. When the night ended it was always coffee (with one ice cube) and MASH! I love you Mimi and I miss you more than words can say.

LaDonna Dugger

September 21, 2020

I have way too many many memories with her. But one of my favorites when she would come to Colorado and we would take trips to the mountains and to feel the love, to see the expression on her face for the mountains and nature it was amazing, I loved being part of it.

Laura Thomas

September 21, 2020

The day you became my mother in law and I married your son. Best day of my life!!!

Vrn Thomas

September 21, 2020

Easter was one of her favorite holidays because she loved having everyone over and sharing everyone's love for one another.

Vrn Thomas

September 21, 2020

This was after she just told me such a funny joke, she has the most beautiful smile. Love you mom

Laura Thomas

September 21, 2020

Dearest Fran "Mom", we may have had our differences but we also had a relationship like no other. Thank you for the honor of getting to know you and accepting me into your family. You gave me the best gift of all, your son. For that, I will always be grateful. I love you always and miss you terribly. Forever in my heart you will be. Please watch over Alexa and Kaytlinn, Vrn and me always. You are our guardian angel now and forever. ❤


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