Frances D. Emery
Frances D. Emery
Frances D. Emery, a longtime resident of San Marcos, Texas passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at the age of 95. She was born in Moira, New York on May 2, 1922 to William Jonathon and Nina E. (Smith) Drake.
Frances married her beloved husband, Dr. William H. P. Emery (Bill) on Feb. 4, 1947. Bill was a botanist who began preservation efforts of Texas wild rice. Their love for the river and surrounding hill county directed much of their lives. Frances was involved with many organizations in San Marcos including Scouts, the League of Women Voters, the City Council, Edwards Underground Water district, Gary Job Corp community council, Parks and Recreation board, and founding member of the Hays Co. Women’s Center. Frances was an active senior involved with many trips organized by the Parks and Recreation department. She loved San Marcos and as she was fond of saying: “San Marcos is my favorite place in the world. I love the hill country, the river, and the academic life at the university. I love being able to make a difference here! It’s been a great place to raise a family and grow old in.”
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bill Emery, PhD in 1997 and eight sisters.
Frances is survived by two sons, Stephen Foster Emery, M.D. (Bonnie) of Cody, Wyoming, and Richard E. Emery, M.D. (Marcia) of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren, Michael Ray Emery (Virginia), Alison Rose Emery, Erin Emery and Jennifer Fidler (James); and two great-grandchildren, Evelyn Jane Emery and Hazel Elizabeth Emery.
Please join us in a Celebration of Life at the San Marcos Activity Center, 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center, P.O. Box 234, San Marcos, Texas 78667-0234. .
Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311.