Fran Layne Landry, 78, of Beaumont, died Saturday, Jan. 9, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont.
She was born Sept. 11, 1937, to Minnie Frances (Peggy) Martin and C. O. Layne, in Wichita Falls. She lived in several cities in Texas, moving with her father’s assignment with DPS. She attended Lamar University until she moved to Austin with her parents. She received her B.S. in Education from The University of Texas in 1959 and returned to Beaumont, her favorite city, where she met Gene. They wed at St. Anthony’s Church Sept. 3, 1960.
Fran taught as an elementary school teacher in South Park ISD and BISD. She maintained contact with several of her fifth Grade students. After retirement, she volunteered with Some Other Place, Catholic Charities, and as a docent at McFaddin Ward Museum. Fran was actively involved in ministries in St. Jude Thaddeus Parish, the Diocese of Beaumont, and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.
Survivors include her husband, Gene Landry; daughter, Brenda Thompson and her husband, Ed, of LaPorte; son, Doug Landry and his wife, Diane, of Beaumont; and daughter, Rebecca Palmer and her husband, Mike, of Austin; sister, Mary L. Swanzy of Marble Falls; grandsons, Cody Layne Landry of Orange and Jonathan Palmer of Philadelphia, Pa; granddaughters, Jayne Palmer of College Station, Sarah Thompson of LaPorte, and Dot Landry of Beaumont; and great-grandchildren, Emma, Adam, and Peyton.
She is also preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Denise Landry.
A Rosary will be recited for Mrs. Landry at 5:00 p.m. with a Christian vigil to follow at 6:00 p.m., Monday, Jan. 11, at Broussard’s, Beaumont.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.
Memorial contributions may be made to Some Other Place, P.O. Box 0843, Beaumont, Texas 77704, or Catholic Charities, 2780 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703.