Frances Yvonne "Frankie" Herron, 77, passed away unexpectedly May 26, 2012, in Fort Worth. Frankie was born in Martin County, Texas, Nov. 4, 1934, to Clyde and Verda Geurin, and graduated from Stanton High School. She met Carl Herron in 1953 at a youth rally at Prairie View Baptist Church in Big Spring. Carl fell in love with her as soon as she walked in the door, telling his friends, â€śIâ€™m going to marry that girl.â€ť They were married Dec. 24, 1954.
She was a homemaker, but also worked a few years as a secretary for the Department of Defense. She and Carl lived in Big Spring for most of their married life except for a few years in Indiana, Fort Worth and Midwest City, Okla. She was a long-time member of Birdwell Lane Baptist Church.
Frankie was known as a wonderful cook and had a great sense of humor. She was a devoted mom and was blessed with a joyful marriage. She was deeply loved and will be missed.
Frankie is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Carl; and her children, Kevin of Round Rock, Marty and his wife Suzanne of Fort Worth and Cindy and her partner Thayer of Austin. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Ashleigh of Fort Worth, Brandon and his wife Michelle of Melissa, and Kaylee of Round Rock; and one sister, Marjorie Schultz of Sand Springs.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Bert Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton.
The family suggests memorials to Birdwell Lane Baptist Church, 1512 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, Texas 79720 or to the American Diabetes Association, Texas Affiliate, Western Regional Office, 8008 Slide Road, Lubbock, Texas 79424.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com