A celebration of her life was held on Wednesday, July 17, at Celebration Family Church in Fritch, with Pastor Dwight Kirksey, officiating. Cremation services were under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Frances was born on Jan. 14, 1931 in Water Valley, Miss., to Gladys Winburn Lawshe Carr and Earl Davidson Carr. She moved with her family to Stinnett during the oil boom in the early 1940s. She met and married James Calvin Latham on Oct. 3, 1948. Together, they lived in Amarillo and she worked as a beautician and raised her three children. She retired to the lake house at Lake Meredith Harbor in 1982 after the death of her husband. Frances was a loyal Volunteer at Northwest Texas Hospital for 30 years; she received her 12,000 hour pin for her dedication. Frances adored spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed cooking and baking, fishing, traveling and playing card games, as well as dominoes and dice. She was also fond of visiting Native American gaming locations.
She was preceded in death by her parents Gladys and Earl Carr; sisters, Corrine and Carita; her husband, James Calvin Latham; her daughter, Deborah Sanders; and her dear friend and companion, Leroy George.
Frances is survived by her two sons, James Latham of Amarillo and Collins Latham and Jackie of Kansas City, Mo.; her five grandchildren, James Latham Jr., Kelly and husband Tye Haney of Panhandle, Michael Latham and his wife Desiree, Wade Pendergrass and Sean Sanders and his wife Angela; and her nine great-grandchildren, Jordan Lathan, Katelyn Haney, Cambria Richenbach, Gianna Latham, Malachi Latham, Faith Pendergrass, Dylan Sanders, Nisa Sanders and Oria Sanders.
“May her soul be at peace and God grant her eternal rest!”