Frances Sanders

Frances Sanders, 91, of Victoria, went to be with the Lord, Aug. 13, 2019, surrounded by her family and caregivers. She was born June 20, 1928 on Chapman Ranch to the late Leger and Etta Findley.

Frances was a woman of faith and lived her life with the goal of hearing “Well done my faithful servant” at the end of her life. She never let an opportunity slip by to bear witness for Jesus. She gave her all to everything she did and had a lifetime of involvement in her children’s activities (den mother, Scout leader, super cookie salesman, booster club and concession stands, band mom, Aggie Mom’s Club, honorary lifetime PTA member to name a few. Her active involvement continued to the next generation, as she was a doting grandmother. She cherished the memories she made and the time she spent with both of her grandchildren. She had a special lifetime bond with her three sisters and enjoyed many gatherings through the years. Frances also leaves a long legacy of volunteering for community and church activities including over 20 years with Christ’s Kitchen in Victoria. She had an extreme affinity for Nutcrackers, collecting several hundred and proudly displaying them year-round.

She is survived by her sons, Larry Sanders, of Victoria, and Richard Sanders, of Houston; daughter, Amy (David) Schulte, of McFaddin; grandchildren, Anton Reeves and Annie Reeves, of McFaddin; two great-grandchildren, Aiden and Aaron; and sister Bernice Marshall, of Port Lavaca.

Frances was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 71 years, Elbert; her parents; brothers, Jack and Weaver Findley; and sisters, Mildred Findley and Rosene Manley.

Visitation was be held from 9-10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Grace Community Bible Church, located at 201 Glascow St., Victoria, Texas 77904. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. with Rev. William Pass officiating. Interment followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Anton Reeves, Terry Dibrell, David Schulte, Martin Cano, Butch Gregory and Noble Malik, Jr.

Her family extends its gratitude for the care and compassion provided by her wonderful caregivers: Debra, Brenda, Sandra, Dee, Isabel, and Tammy and the staff of Crown Hospice during her last days.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Community Bible Church, 201 Glascow St., Victoria, Texas 77904, or Crown Hospice.

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Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Grace Funeral Home.

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