Frances A. Whited, passed away peacefully at her residence on September 17, 2020. She was 97 years of age, a native of Durant, Oklahoma, and a member of the Choctaw Nation. She will be buried along side her parents Morrow H. Whited and Lottie Veach Whited, and her brother, Orson Veach Whited and sister-in-law Mary Corpany Whited at Highland Cemetery, Durant, Oklahoma.
Frances retired as the district manager of the Social Security Administration Office of El Paso and neighboring counties in New Mexico and neighboring states of Mexico. Her career began in 1953 after graduating from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. It took her to Maryland, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Houston, Texas and ultimately to El Paso where she resided since 1969. She served the people in El Paso in various organizations and clubs and was a faithful member of Grace Presbyterian Church. In her leadership roles in work and the community she will be remembered for her dedication and hard work and her advocacy for the elderly and disabled and the advancement of women in education and equalization in career roles. Her greatest love belongs to her family, church, and circle of close friends. She is described as smart and meticulous in work, kind, generous, fun loving and adventurous. She will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her nephew Morrow O. Whited and his wife Robin and great nephew Jay Sutton and son Brendon of Fort Worth, Texas and her niece Lana Marie Paris and great nephew Dave Paris and his wife Megan and three children Evelyn, Waylon and Elaine all of Houston. The family wants to especially recognize and thank her long time caregivers Rosas Cardoza, Lucy Breceda, Rita Alvarado, Tilly Darcy, Carla De La Paz and the GECU administrators Judy Monteleone, Linda Ontivertos and Gloria Hudley along with their excellent team of caregivers Yvonne Barnes, Crystal Barnes, Mina Corral, Palmira Anchondo, Gloria Wissar, Nancy and Connie Ronyak for the dedication and love given in the care of their aunt. A special thank you to Attorney Stancy Stribling and Mrs. Patricia Jones.
A graveside service will be at 2:00 PM Thursday October 1st at the Highland Cemetery in Durant, Oklahoma.
Services are under the direction of Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma www.holmescoffeymurray.com
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