Frances Eaton Hensel
Frances Eaton Hensel, 81, of College Station died Sunday at her home, surrounded by her family, after a nine-month battle with cancer.
Born in San Diego, she lived in College Station more than 50 years. She attended the University of Texas and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1947. She enjoyed gardening, playing bridge with her friends and fishing, particularly in Rockport, Texas, where the family vacationed annually. For a number of years, she volunteered with the ‘Pink Ladies’ or Ladies Auxiliary at St. Joseph’s Health Care Center, and served as president of the auxiliary in 1974. She also had a brief career in broadcasting after college as the host of a radio cooking show in California.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank M. Eaton and Elizabeth Eaton.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Frederick William ‘Bill’ Hensel of College Station; her sister, Betty Irving, of Riverside, Calif.; sons, Donald Eaton Hensel and wife, Joanne, of College Station, Frederick William ‘Bill’ Hensel Jr. and wife, Deborah Quinn, of Houston and Steven Stone Hensel and wife, Dana, of Plano, Texas; six grandchildren: Jason, Jessica, Franci, Molly, Stevie and Taylor.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home at 3001 S. College Ave. in Bryan. Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at College Station Cemetery.
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