Frances Eaton Hensel

Frances Eaton Hensel
Frances Eaton Hensel, 81, of College Station died Sunday at her home, surrounded by her family, after a nine-month battle with cancer.

Born in San Diego, she lived in College Station more than 50 years. She attended the University of Texas and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1947. She enjoyed gardening, playing bridge with her friends and fishing, particularly in Rockport, Texas, where the family vacationed annually. For a number of years, she volunteered with the ‘Pink Ladies’ or Ladies Auxiliary at St. Joseph’s Health Care Center, and served as president of the auxiliary in 1974. She also had a brief career in broadcasting after college as the host of a radio cooking show in California.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank M. Eaton and Elizabeth Eaton.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Frederick William ‘Bill’ Hensel of College Station; her sister, Betty Irving, of Riverside, Calif.; sons, Donald Eaton Hensel and wife, Joanne, of College Station, Frederick William ‘Bill’ Hensel Jr. and wife, Deborah Quinn, of Houston and Steven Stone Hensel and wife, Dana, of Plano, Texas; six grandchildren: Jason, Jessica, Franci, Molly, Stevie and Taylor.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home at 3001 S. College Ave. in Bryan. Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at College Station Cemetery.

Please leave condolences at www.callawayjones.com.

Condolences

  1. Bill, Harry and I send our condolences.
    The news of Frances’s death brings memories to me of the Gravetts and how our lives were intertwined in the sixties and seventies. Harry remembers you fondly from the campus and Briarcrest Country Club. Best wishes to you and your family.
    Nelda

  2. Bill, Harry and I send our condolences.
    The news of Frances’s death brings memories to me of the Gravetts and how our lives were intertwined in the sixties and seventies. Harry remembers you fondly from the campus and Briarcrest Country Club. Best wishes to you and your family.
    Nelda

  3. Thank you Dear Frances for all your care and support and love for St. Joseph and the Auxillary. ou were a wonderful leader in 1974. We will always remember you with love. Peace and every blessing. Sister Gretchen for the Sisters of St. Francis at St. Joseph

  4. We hold you all close to our hearts as you walk through this time of sorrow. May you find comfort in cherished memories. With heartfelt sympathy,
    Tim and Renai Baker Lackey

  5. Steve, Dana, Taylor and Stevie, We are so sorry that you have to say good bye to your Mom and Grandmother. None of us can know how you feel tonight. We want you to know that we care about each of you and are so sorry that this is such a sad time. We send our love and look forward to hearing stories about your precious Mom and Grandma.

    With our Love, Tam, Harry, and Kat

  6. Don and family,
    Read of your mother’s passing and just wanted you to know you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Jean Criddle

  7. Dear Bill and Family:
    I grieve with all of you for the loss of your wife/mother. Words can never express how we feel after the death of someone dear. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you accept that she is now free from pain and in a better place with our heavenly Father.
    Love to all of you,
    Judy

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