Frances Marie Ray Caswell
February 23, 1926 – September 1, 2019
BOWIE – Frances Marie Ray Caswell 93, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 1, 2019 in Decatur, TX.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Sept. 6 at The White Family Funeral Home in Bowie.
A funeral service will be at 2 pm Sept. 7 at the First United Methodist Church in Bowie with grandsons, Dr. Micah Caswell and Pastor Mark Caswell and the Rev. Steve Martinez officiating. Burial will follow at the Sunset Cemetery in Sunset.
Frances was born in Pella to the Rev. Dave Quin and Nellie (Moss) Ray. As a young lady she worked at Roger’s Hospital in Decatur and a couple of department stores in Fort Worth.
She married Elmer Lawrence Caswell on July 6, 1946 in their Pastor’s home in Alvord. The couple made their home East of Sunset on the family farm. They were happily married for 51 years, until Elmer’s death on Nov. 15, 1997. Frances was a very organized homemaker, and made sure her three sons learned a good work ethic. She centered her world around her family.
Frances enjoyed all canning, especially her peach and plum jellies. She was currently the oldest member of the First United Methodist Church of Bowie. Frances will be remembered with love and appreciation as being a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She is preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. Dave and Nellie Ray; husband, Elmer Caswell; sister, Imogene Lynch and husband Glen; brother and sister-in-law, William and Wilma “Happy” Caswell; sister-in-law, Zelma Kimmons; nephew, Dalton “Poogan” Reynolds; niece, Velda Applegate; her in-laws, Sidney and Ollie Caswell; uncle and aunt, Oscar and Rilla Ray; and great grandson, Samuel Cooper.
Frances is survived by her three sons, David Caswell and wife Alberta, Valley View, Norman Caswell, Aubrey and friend Sally Holberg, Houston, and Gary Caswell and wife Shari, Wichita Falls; grandchildren, Molly L. Caswell Cooper and husband Christopher, Celina, Dr. Micah Caswell and wife Kristen, Denton, Pastor Mark Caswell and wife Terra, Frisco, Taylor Caswell Workman and husband Brandon Prosper, TX; Tyler Caswell, Lubbock and Tate Caswell, Wichita, Falls; great grandchildren, Mia Louise Cooper and Mary Victoria Cooper, Celina, Mason Lawrence Caswell and Kenlee Grace Caswell, Denton, Hudson David Caswell and Jack Norman Caswell, Frisco, and Grayson Workman, Prosper; nieces, Teresa Caswell Kelly and husband, Mike, Wichita Falls, and Nancy Caswell Laughton and husband Rick, Bowie; nephews, Doyle Ray Lynch and wife Virginia, Forestburg, and Gordy Lynch and late wife, Denna, Forestburg; great friend, Harold Holloway; as well as many unnamed relatives and a host of friends.
A special thank you to her caregivers and friends, Tina Betts, Mary Bess, Betty Smith, Faye Kirkland, Linda Fox, Fran Chappel, Connie Barnes, Jane Sullivan, Gina May, Kirsten Castle, June Bonham, Pam Brown, Gloria Perez and Sue Foster.
Should friends desire, memorials can be made in honor of Frances to the First United Methodist Church Bowie at 1515 Jefferson Street, Bowie, TX76230, or the Redeemer Church Building Fund at 5017 Teasley Lane, Suite 145 #22, Denton, TX 76210, or the First Baptist Church Frisco at 7901 East Main Street, Frisco, TX 75034.
Arrangements entrusted to The White Family Funeral Home of Bowie, TX.
Frances Marie Ray Caswell