Frances Hope George Barger

Published 4:28 pm Friday, December 9, 2016

Frances Hope George Barger (Fran, Aunt Bye) died peacefully at home on Wednesdaymorning, Dec. 7 surrounded by her husband, children, and their spouses.  Frances lived for 95 adventurous, loving years. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia, moved several times, and then spent much of her school years in Staten Island, New York. She graduated from The University of the State of New York as a dental hygienist and worked in New York City, Panama, Washington, California and Beaumont among other places before marrying.  She married the love of her life in 1955 and spent the next 43 years in Port Arthur where she raised three children.

Surviving relatives are her husband, Frank Lyon Barger, her children Marilyn (Patrick) Higgs, Robert (Brenda) Barger, and Russell (Trinh) Barger.  Her surviving grandchildren are Carson (Sarah) Higgs, Lauren (Casey) Harris, Ashley (Jared) Wallace, Kristen (Matt Cefalu) Barger, Elizabeth (Tom) Shomette, Anthony (Teri) Vu, Stephanie (Clint) Adams, and eleven great-grandchildren: Lucy, Peyton, Katy, Charissa, Finley, Sophie, Lydia, Nate, Alyssa, Calvin and Sawyer.  She was predeceased by her parents, Leonard and Frances George and all three of her brothers: Leonard, William and Howard and a grandchild, Gillian Higgs.

The funeral will be held Sunday, Dec. 11 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in The Woodlands at 2:00 pm with a visitation at 1:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Covenant House, Star of Hope, The Salvation Army, or a charity of your choice.

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The family gives special thanks to Altus Hospice, especially Joanne, Janet, and Christy; Home Vitality Care, especially Bessie; many great neighbors including Jaqueline O’Connor and Alli Wilcox.  Special thanks to daughter-in-law Brenda Barger and Pat Saunders.

Frances was involved in DAR, the Republican Party, and later the Woodlands Welcoming Neighbors Club.  She led her daughter’s Camp Fire Group, and she loved researching her family history through genealogy.  Frances loved her family and kept her brothers in touch with each other along with her nieces and nephews.