Francis Callis, of Ganado passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at the age of 53. She was born in El Campo on Jan. 4, 1964, to the late Genaro Carrasco and Catarina Becerra Carrasco.
Francis was employed at Ganado Independent School District for 17 years. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend who will be missed dearly.
Francis is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Howard Callis, Jr.; daughter, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Callis; sons, Andrew Callis and Craig Callis; sisters, Victoria Rosalez and her husband Ruben Rosalez, Consuelo Carrasco, Juanita Colmenero and her husband Jamie Colmenero, Maria Guimaraes and her husband Charles Guimaraes, Patricia Carrasco, Felipa Carrasco and Tomasa Allen; brothers, Apolinar Carrasco and his wife Guadalupe Carrasco, Selso Carrasco, Jose Carrasco, Manuel Carrasco and his wife Sherri Carrasco; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her parents, Francis is preceded in death by her brother; Mike Carrasco; and sister-in-law, Susan Carrasco.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, March 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. in the Oaklawn Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, March 8, at 10 a.m. in the Assumption Catholic Church of Ganado. Burial followed at Sandies Cemetery in Ganado with Rev. Michael Lyons officiating.
Pallbearers were nephews, Kevin Smith, Kollin Smith, Kameron Smith, John Carrasco, Evan Colmenero, B.B. Rosalez, Andy Carrasco and Miguel Carrasco. Honorary pallbearers are remaining nephews and Ganado ISD Staff.
Arrangements are under the direction of Oaklawn Funeral Home in Edna. 361-782-2221.