Foster, Fran

Fran Foster

January 30, 1938 - September 3, 2019

Frances Dorene Foster of Addison, Texas passed away on September 3, 2019 at the age of 81.  She was born on January 30, 1938 to Raymond and Helene (Poole) Foster in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Fran worked for Robert B. Payne and family for over 40 years as a legal assistant. She was of the Christian faith.

Fran is survived by her son, Jeffrey Stephen Wallace and wife, Beverly of Decatur, Texas; daughters, Lisa (Cami) Camille Wallace Dilsaver of North Richland Hills, Texas, Tricia Elaine Wallace and Andrea Mitchell of Las Colinas, Texas and Beverly Gail Wallace of Prosper, Texas; grandchildren, Shilah and Greg Goodsell of North Richland Hills, Texas, Clifton and Stacie Atkins of Haslet, Texas, Dustin Dilsaver of Weston, Colorado, Garrett and Paige Wallace of Paradise, Texas and Ryan Wallace of Decatur, Texas; eleven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; brother, Don Foster and wife, Shirley of Gun Barrel City, Texas; sisters, Jo Ann Foster of Allen, Texas and Sharon Smith of McKinney, Texas; and numerous other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Arthur Foster.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 9, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.  Interment will follow at Pecan Grove Cemetery, 1701 S. McDonald, McKinney, Texas 75069.  The family will receive friends during a visitation on Sunday afternoon from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Our family is so sad with Fran's passing, but we are confident she is in a better place now with her Savior keeping Him organized. She was such a special person and a real blessing to Dad, Bobby and all our family. She was a real "old school" gal possessing all the character, honesty and kindness anyone could ask for. God bless her family and thank you all for sharing her with the Paynes all these years., September 18, 2019 Fran held a special place in my heart as a long time friend and co-worker from the Payne & Vendig and Winstead days. From the '80s to present day, she was always updating us all on how proud she was of her children and when she spoke her family and gatherings, she always lit up in telling stories of the kids and grandkids. I always thought of her as "family" because we shared so many life events with each other over the years. She was what I would call an anchor in not only the workplace but in personal lives as many have already mentioned. I will miss that big smile that lit up rooms. She was a lady of grace and elegance and a true Southern gem. She has left a special place in so many of our hearts. My condolences to the entire family and extended family and friends. I will miss her!
Lo Lindsey, September 10, 2019 Such a beautiful Lady, inside and out. So many Wonderful Memories. How your beautiful smile and gracious heart always made us feel so good. Anyone that knew Fran, knows she had a huge heart and loved everyone she came in contact with. Such a class act! Sweet Fran, you will be missed. Oh we loved you! Stan & Kirk, September 7, 2019 I had the privilege of working next door to Fran on Cole Avenue and enjoying many visits and lunches with her. She was so much fun and such a beautiful and gracious lady. Always looked forward to seeing her. She just brightened everyone's day. She will be greatly missed. Pam Bearden, September 6, 2019 I will always remember your beautiful smile and your passion for life. Rest In Peace Aunt Fran, wish we could have been in each other’s life more. See you again on the other side. Clinton Foster, September 5, 2019 My dear friend, there are no words to express my deep sympathy to you and your family. Your mother was a true southern lady and matriarch of your family. It was an honor to know her and you couldn't have been a better daughter. You and she have always carried a special place in my heart. She will be missed by many. Love you always in Christian care, love, and concern, Sharon
sharon campbell, September 5, 2019 “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26 Brandon Webster, September 5, 2019 Remembering Fran from the time period when we worked in the same office area. Each day she arrived at the office impeccably dressed along with a sunny attitude. Fran was a gracious woman and I am happy that our paths in life did cross. Dorothy Olszewski, September 4, 2019 So sorry for the loss of Fran. I want to remember all the fun times we had going to the movies at Studio Movie Grill. Fran will be greatly missed in all our lives. Jill McKinney, September 4, 2019 Fran Foster was never the “retiring kind.” Fran worked for my father at Payne & Vendig and at Winstead and finally with me and the rest of my family until she was almost 80 years old. She was always willing (and quick) to learn new skills at work - from legal secretarial work, to bookkeeping, to office management, often juggling all three simultaneously.  But she offered much more than working skills. When attorneys or other employees were having issues or problems (myself and my father included), Fran was always there to listen, counsel and provide a shoulder to cry on. Fran also had a spiritual side - quiet but confident that her Lord and Savior would guide her and provide her with wise counsel for her to share with those that she encountered in this life. No doubt she is busy at work right now serving her Father in heaven.  We miss you!
Bobby Payne, September 4, 2019 For those of us who worked with Fran at Payne & Vendig and then at Winstead, she was our matriarchal figure--always full of good counsel and compassion. She made our firms a tighter knit group because she was the ultimate glue who held us together through good times and bad. I treasure the friendship I had with her for almost forty years, and know she's now in a better place. The great memories of the years we spent together will be with me always.
Talmage Boston, September 4, 2019 I am so sorry for you loss. Susie DuPuy, September 4, 2019 Fran is one of those persons whose life was lived bringing love and joy to whomever was fortunate enough to be her friend or family. God Bless you Fran. I will never forget you. Love,
Guy Shields, September 4, 2019