June 1, 1928 ~ August 8, 2022

Born in: Bryan, Texas
Resided in: Sugar Land, Texas

Jane Lenore Francklow Thompson (Frankie) passed away on Monday, August 8 of natural causes. She will be interned at Restever Cemetery in Bryan, private service. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:30 am, Sunday, August 14, 2022, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center. For our family and friends unable to attend in person Live Stream will begin at 11:25am on our Facebook Page. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Jane was born in Bryan Texas on June 1, 1928, to Kelly and Marie Francklow. She graduated from Stephen F Austin High School in 1945. She attended Sam Houston State Teachers College the following year. She married Spencer Thompson while at Sam Houston in 1947. They had five children: Sharon, Anita, Barbara, Spencer, and Stephen. Jane returned to Bryan in 1964. She was employed at Texas A&M Graduate Collage for over 20 years. Following her retirement, she volunteered at the Bush Presidential Library and took up golf which she dearly loved.

Jane was an avid genealogist tracing her Francklow family name back to England and Germany. She made several trips to England to visit the “cousins”. They visited her in the States many times as well.
Jane was a registered member of the DAR and an active member of A&M United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her five children, two daughters-in-law, seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Jane was greatly loved and will be missed by her family and friends.


Celebration of Life Tribute: August 14, 2022 11:30 am

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


View current weather.


The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Jane Lenore Francklow Thompson 's name.

Alzheimer's Association Brazos Valley - Chapter

PO Box 96011
Washington, D.C.

Tribute Video

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. She was one of the earliest volunteers at the Bush Library and one of my favorites. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.

  2. Jane was a wonderful person, a loving aunt and a blessing to my family. She will be missed. Sending all of you my love and sympathy. I’m sorry we can’t be there but know our hearts are with you.

  3. We knew Jane as our neighbor (1988 – 2004). We remember her as so very kind and such a truly lovely lady. After we moved, we would drive by just to see if she and the McSpaddens still lived on Red River Drive. We were blessed to know her. Our condolences are with her family and friends.
    Larry and Ginger Freeze

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook