Frances Harben, 79, of Amarillo, formally of Bryan, passed away on Tuesday, September 2, at BSA Hospice in Amarillo. A visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, September 5, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory. Graveside service will be at 1pm on Saturday, September 6 at Steep Hollow Cemetery. Service arrangements are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
Frances Virginia Schultz Harben, was born to Rudolph and Evelyn Schultz in Bryan, Texas. Through out her life she always had a big beautiful smile. Frances grew up in Bryan Texas and attended Bryan High School where she became a standout twirler for the band.
She was married to Robert Harben in 1953. They dedicated their lives to each other as they built several successful Veterinary clinics in Dumas Texas and then later in Amarillo. Both loved adventure and travel, as they would embark on many summer family vacations. That saw them traveling from Niagara Falls, New York City, through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, to Arizona and the Grand Canyon. Frances would always find the time to come back to Bryan each year to spend time with her family and close childhood friends. She was dedicated to her husband and children through out her life. Always offering support, comfort and encouraging advise as she did her entire life, with a beautiful smile on her face.
She is preceded in death by her husband, of 60 years, Robert Harben; her parents and her son Robert Jeffrey Harben.
Her survivors include Logan Harben and his wife Lita. Her daughter Rebecca Byers; her brothers Don and his wife Frances Schultz, Rudy and his wife Linda Schultz; her grandchildren Kristi Harben, Beth Harben, Logan Harben, Lauren Harben, and Rachel Byers; and her Great grandchildren Janie and Mia.
In lieu of flowers your memorial donation is asked to be given to a charity of your choice in memory of Frances.