Frances “Fran” Trussell Roscoe
1940 – 2013
Frances “Fran” Roscoe, 72, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 in Amarillo.
Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the chapel of Hillside Christian Church Amarillo West campus with the Rev. Mike Nuthman and Pastor Larry Mitchell of First Baptist Church in Wheeler officiating and V.A. Trussell assisting with services. Burial was in Llano Cemetery East with arrangements by Schooler Funeral Home of Amarillo.
Frances was born Dec. 16, 1940, in Memphis to Ardell and LaVerne Trussell. She was the second child of five children. She grew up in the Wichita Falls area and the Pantex community. She attended schools in Panhandle.
Frances graduated from beauty school as a hairdresser and sold beauty supplies for several companies. In 1966, she moved to Overland Park, Kan., and later to Fort Worth. In 1976, she and her family returned to Amarillo, where she worked for Wiley Hicks Construction Co. and then worked for Dr. Baay.
Frances married Fred Roscoe in 1988, and at that time moved to Dumas and became a homemaker. She was a woman of many talents. She was gifted in flower arranging, gardening and canning foods. She was an excellent cook, and her family agrees her fried chicken was the best. She also worked with stained glass, creating beautiful stepstone creations.
Frances was a loving mother, sister, aunt, daughter and wife. She especially delighted in her grandchildren. She prayed for strides to be made in the treatment of autism, believing there would be a cure for her grandson Josh and dreaming of his growing up strong and healthy. She also prayed for a cure for Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes for her granddaughter Mackenzie. Her hopes were that her granddaughters would live life to the fullest and be as successful in life as their mothers, whom she raised as a single mom. She wanted all of her grandchildren not to “set life out” but to dance.
She was also tickled with delight with her only great-granddaughter, Tynlee and wished for her beautiful blessings. She was so proud of her family. They were her “opus.”
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred; a sister, Ginger Dungan; and a beloved aunt, Goldie.
Survivors include her four beautiful daughters, Denise Huebner of Austin, Terri Gately and husband Martin of Amarillo, Stefanie Jones and husband David of Wheeler and Melanie Porter and husband Wade of Bushland; two sisters, Sharon Rivers of Hamilton, Ohio, and Cindy Cotgreave and husband Bruce of Amarillo; a brother, V.A. Trussell and wife Alta of Mansfield; precious grandchildren, Jennifer Murray and husband Derek, Maggie and Shelby Jones, Mackenzie, Avery, and Josh Porter of Bushland; a great-granddaughter, Tynlee Murray; several loving nieces and nephews; and a lifelong friend, Juanita Tortella of Amarillo.
The family suggests memorials be made to www.autism speaks.org or Panhandle Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 3611 Soncy Road Suite 6A, Amarillo, TX 79121.
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