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From: "Peter_McCrae" <>
Subject: BOLFING; Mary Frances Pillow-16/5/2005-USA/TX
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2005 17:21:59 +0100

Mary Frances Pillow Bolfing

MARY FRANCES PILLOW BOLFING, "FRANNIE", entered into her new life with Our
Lord on May 16, 2005 from Conroe,TXin the presence of her loving husband of
58 years, Bob Bolfing, and surrounded by all ten of her "favorite" children.
Born December 26, 1927 in Waco, Texas, she is the daughter of Vera and Dewey
Pillow and the sister of Duane Pillow, who along with great-grandchild,
Cambri Grace Garza, preceded her in death. Frannie leaves six sons and four
daughters and their spouses to celebrate her life and mourn her loss: Phil
and Rose Anne Bolfing, Margaret Crowson, Pat Bolfing, Michael and Sheri
Bolfing, Theresa and John Hall, Steve and Gloria Bolfing, David and Maria
Bolfing, Barbie and Brent Wicker, Tom and Diana Bolfing and Leisa and Jim
Neumann. Frannie's enduring legacy to her 10 children, 34 grandchildren and
10 great-grandchildren is her deep Christian faith and unconditional love
for her family. Her beautiful trademark smile always flashed a blessing to
those who knew and loved her. Throughout her life, Frannie often endured
much physical pain, but because of her inner strength and uncomplaining
spirit, few people knew of her suffering. Serving the church in several
parishes in a variety of ministries in Dallas, Houston, and Conroe, Frannie
founded the adult religious education program at St. John Vianney's Church,
and the St. Vincent de Paul Ministry at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The
10:30 Choir at Sacred Heart will miss her beautiful soprano. She is also
survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Mellie Pillow of Kingwood,
and a large family of in-laws, the siblings of Bob Bolfing in the community
of Lacy Lakeview in Waco, Texas. The family wishes to express their
appreciation to the staff of Conroe Regional Medical Center, especially Dr.
Berwick and his team for their exceptional care and compassion during her
illness. To leave a tribute in Frannie's memory, please visit
Visitation 5:00 PM, Rosary 6:00 PM Wednesday May 18, 2005 Metcalf Funeral
Home 1801 White Oak Terrace Conroe, Texas 77304936-756-3311 Funeral Mass
10:00 AM Thursday May 19, 2005 Sacred Heart Catholic Church 109 N. Fraiser
Conroe Texas 77301 In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial
donations be submitted directly to: St. Vincent de Paul Ministry109 N.
Frazier Conroe, Texas 77301 Texas Right to Life 6776 Southwest Freeway, #430
Houston, Texas 77074.

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