Frances Ann Warren Henley, 71, of Orange passed away. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange, with the Rev. Joseph P. Daleo, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at 4 p.m., Tuesday, at Hallsville Cemetery in Hallsville, Texas. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Monday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, with a Vigil at 7 p.m.

She was born on Jan. 2, 1939 in Center, Texas to Annie Mae and Paul Revere Warren. They lived in Beaumont at the time of Frances birth and moved to Orange as a young child. She took ballet, tap, and jazz dance from Mary Alice Callahan for many years. She graduated from Lutcher Stark High School in 1957, where she met her husband, Duane Henley. Duane and Frances had four children, Duane Jr., Paul, Jeff, and Laura.

Frances graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science in medical technology and later with a master’s degree in microbiology from McNeese State University. The research done for her Master of Science degree led to a publication in a national scientific Journal of Clinical Microbiology. She worked at Orange Memorial Hospital, Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, Women and Children’s Hospital in Beaumont and finally at DuPont.

After retiring from DuPont Frances spent much of her time volunteering in the community through Orange Service League, Orange Christian Services, and the Catholic Church. She was a Eucharistic minister and president of the Altar Society at St. Mary Catholic Church.

As owner and founder of M.D. Warren Land and Timber Company she was a member of Texas Forestry Association from which she was awarded for her land management practices. Frances enjoyed many activities including, bridge, reading, sailing, tennis, scuba diving, travel, and spending time with the Creole Krewe, the YaYas and her grandchildren.

Frances is survived by her father, Paul Revere Warren; husband, Duane Henley Sr.; sons, Duane Jr. of Dallas, Paul and wife, Glenetta of Orange, Jeff Sr. and wife Marla of Austin; daughter, Laura and husband, Peter Quigley of Pacifica, Calif.; grandchildren Trevor, Georgia, Lily, Alana, Taylor, Cory, Shelby, Erin, Jeffrey Jr., Pierce and Abigail.

Serving as pallbearers will be Duane Henley Jr., Paul Henley, Jeff Henley Sr., Jeff Henley Jr., Cory Collier and Peter Quigley.