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Amelia C. Franco

July 14, 1928 — April 22, 2020

Amelia C. Franco

Amelia Contreras Franco passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at the age of 91 in Mathis, Texas. She was born on July 14, 1928 in Tynan, Texas to Diego and Elvira (Salinas) Contreras. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ben Franco Sr.; one son Ben Franco Jr.; brothers Arturo Contreras, Baltazar Contreras, Elizar Contreras, Gaspar Contreras; sisters Esperaza Loya, Natalia Lopez, Deedee Maldonado; and granddaughter Michelle Arredondo.

She was a hard worker in the cotton fields, and a devoted wife and mother. Her love for God was great and spent her time serving the Lord at Templo Gethsamani. Her hobbies were to sit out side and bird watch she love all different kinds of birds. To keep her mind sharp she loved to do word find puzzles.

She is survived by her daughters Adelita Franco, Aurora (Albert) Mandel, Janie Smith; sons Baltazar Franco, Alfredo (Adela) Franco; one sister Rosie Lopez; 16 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers: Gabriel Smith, Zachariah Smith, Mario Marroquin, Alfredo Franco Jr., Jerry Franco, and Carlos Cantu.

Due to COVID 19 Pandemic restrictions only 10 in the Chapel and 10 at the cemetery.

Visitation will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 27, 2020 at Dobie Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2020 followed by interment to Waldheim Cemetery in Tynan, Texas.

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