Frances (Alford) Franz, age 78, died Sunday, July 24, 2016 in Clayton, New Mexico.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Rev. Billy Rammage and Marion Turner, officiating. Burial will follow in the Grandview Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton.
Frances (Alford) Franz was born on September 10, 1937 in Nara Visa, New Mexico to Edgar Wilson “Ned” Alford and Edith Ann (Coggin) Alford. A lifelong resident of Union County, Frances married Martin Franz on January 9, 1956 in Clayton, New Mexico. Francis and Martin raised their two children on the ranch and also raised Tony Alford and Sue (Alford) Dickens. She was an active member of PEO and the Clayton Arts Council. Frances loved to ride horses and paint, and she especially loved all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Frances always kept her family unified and together. She spent many years working the ranch along side Martin and they enjoyed cowboying and doing day work all over the area together. Frances was preceded in death by her parents and by a brother; Joe Edgar Alford on November 11, 1957
HUSBAND: Martin Franz of Clayton, New Mexico.
1 DAUGHTER: Thelma Wright and her husband Gary of Seneca, New Mexico.
1 SON: Clinton Franz and his wife Owida of Clayton, New Mexico.
5 GRANDCHILDREN: Tye Franz of College Station, Texas, Casey Wright of Houston, Texas, Talisha Valdez and her husband Josh, Shawna Wright and Tessa Franz all of Clayton, New Mexico.
4 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Riata Valdez, Raley Valdez, Kollin Beckner and Gracelyn Wright.
3 SISTERS: Virgie Henry and her husband Larry of Temple, Texas, Lorraine Parsons and her husband Earnest of Mineral Wells, Texas and Sue Dickens and her husband Sherman of Salmon, Idaho.
2 BROTHERS: Eddie Jim Alford and his wife Catherine of Gilbert, Arizona and Tony Wilson Alford and his wife Darla of Mineral Wells, Texas.
And numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
MEMORIALS: The family asks that memorials be made to the PEO Scholarship Fund or to a charity of your choice In Memory of Frances.