Frances Jordan Hyatt was born Oct. 15, 1933, in Bald Hill in Angelina County, Texas, to Willie Mae and Paul Jordan.
Her father was a Liquor Control Board officer, and the family moved several times in her life. But when they moved to Llano, that was to be her last move for about 50 years.
She met, fell in love with and married James Hyatt. Their love story ended in 1974 when James passed away. She continued to love and miss him every remaining day of her life.
Frances passed away Jan. 16, 2014, in Lufkin in Angelina County, where it all began.
She worked at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home for 20-plus years, and she loved her work. She also loved music and was an avid 42 player. She was an active member of the Methodist church in Llano and later Homer Methodist Church in Lufkin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Willie Mae Jordan; husband, James Hyatt; infant daughter Nancy Lynn; and infant granddaughter Dalena Mae.
Left behind to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life are three daughters Sharon, Linda and husband Roger and Martha and husband Jim; sister, Helen, who described her as “an exquisite and fragile butterfly, and I will miss her deeply”; grandchildren Sundance and wife Chasity, Brieanna, James and fiancée Mandy, Rachel, Sarah, Bridgette, Jeremy and Heather; great-grandchildren, Brian, Brenna, Brylee, Anna Page and Chloe; future great-grandson Kyler; niece Amy and nephew Karl; and, most of all, friends both near and far and too many to count.
A graveside service was Jan. 19 at Llano City Cemetery with the Rev. Rick Cundieff officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to charity or church homes.
Arrangements by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home, 307 E. Sandstone in Llano, (325) 247-4300. Email email@example.com with condolences.