Mary Edge
ARLINGTON -- Mary Frances Edge, 67, died Sunday, March 17, 2013. Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 1200 S. Davis Drive, Arlington. Interment: 11 a.m. Thursday with military honors in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Lane A. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, with a rosary at 7 p.m. Fran was born Saturday, Aug. 11, 1945. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a very dear friend. She was an Army surgical nurse in the Vietnam War, a registered nurse at Arlington Memorial, a school nurse at Meacham Middle School and Diamond Hill-Jarvis High schools, and a commander in the Navy Nurse Corps. She lost her battle with uterine cancer but died peacefully and painlessly at home with her husband, son and grandchildren by her bedside. She traveled the world, made pilgrimages to the Holy Land and to Rome as a faithful Catholic, served her country in war and peacetime, and provided aid and comfort to many as a nurse. She was preceded in death by her brother, Johnny. Survivors: Husband, Rodney; son, Dion; grandchildren, Isabella, Atticus and Quentin; brothers and sisters, Raymond, Luis, Juanita, Tomas Jr., Teresa, Alice, Robert, Richard, Carlos and Arthur; and many nieces and nephews.

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  1. Uncle Rodney and Dion, my family and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy and condolonces and we wanted you to know how special Aunt Frances was. She always was an inspiration and a good example of what can be accomplished in life and she certainly lived it to the fullest. The love and relationship she had with my mother and our family made us feel very special and my kids and wife recall your visit to San Diego and of course the recent 50th, she was so vibrant and happy and we appreciate you sharing her with our family. Please know our hearts are saddened but we know she is with God and in Peace. God Bless Raul, Carrilyn, Andrea and Matthew Ortiz

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