Frances M. Cain
October 6, 1929  -  July 12, 2012

Frances M. Cain

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Frances M. Allen Cain

Frances M. Cain 82 of Odessa, TX passed away peacefully at home on July 12th, 2012. She was the oldest of four daughters born to Barney P. Allen and Lois Miller. She was born in Wortham, TX on October 6th, 1929.

Our mothers family moved to Odessa in 1948. She went to work as a telephone operator shortly after the move. In 1948, her sister, Bonnie, was working at the Elliot Hotel coffee shop. Bonnie introduced our father to our mother, which started a whirlwind romance between the two. They were married two months later, January 2nd, 1949 at the First Baptist Church of Odessa. They were married 44 years until his death in 1993. Our father was working for Exxon Humble Oil Company when they married. The oil company would transfer our family to many different cities, but our mother always made a home for us, wherever we lived. Our family returned to Odessa in 1970, our mother and father made their final home here.

Our mother was a wonderful wife, sister, friend, and mother. She never spoke a harsh word. She was always kind and generous to everyone she met. She loved and embraced her family always. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her daughter, Kay Pate of Odessa and son, Larry Cain of Odessa. She has one grandchild, Brandon Cain of Odessa and her two great grandchildren, Madison and Averi of Odessa. She is also survived by sisters, Bonnie Harrison of Odessa and Helen Ayres and husband, Bud of Odessa and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Roy J. Cain, sister Barbara Delong of Las Cruces, New Mexico and her soninlaw, Richard Pate of Odessa.

As per our mothers request, we will have a private family memorial at a later date.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Home Hospice of Odessa for their special care of our mother.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be made to Home Hospice, 516 N. Texas St., Odessa, TX. 79761


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  1. Bud and Helen Ayres
    Odessa, TX

    Franny was such a good sister so kind to everyone.
    We will miss her very much but we know she is at
    rest peaceful. Love to Kay, Larry Brandon

  2. Ann coffee
    San Angelo, TX

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prays are with you during this difficult time.

  3. Sheree Levens
    Midland, TX

    Kay family, Im so sorry to learn of your loss. Although I never met Mrs. Cain, I know this, she raised one of the finest women Ive ever met. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Lynda Gene Whitling
    Odessa, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Larry, Kay and Brandon at this very sad and difficult time. Mrs. Cain was such as sweet and kindhearted person. I know you will miss her very, very much God be with you.

  5. lee ann
    odessa, TX

    larry, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    from your moon friend, lee ann

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