Willie's Story

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Born December 22, 1932 in Warren Texas, Willie Frances Allison Lapetina was raised by her loving parents William and Eunice Allison. Frances grew up in the small East Texas town of Warren and after graduating from High School she attended Sam Houston State University where she met the love of her life Joseph Russell Lapetina. Frances married Russell in 1951 and started a life in Houston where she taught grade school for several years. Frances raised two children in Houston, Joseph Russell II and a daughter Grace. In 1995 Frances and Russell moved to Huntsville to be closer to her daughter Grace and grandchildren Brent and Allison. She also cherished the time she spent with her granddaughter Angela who lived with her while attending college. One of Frances's passions in life was helping raise her grandchildren, Frances dearly loved her family and was passionate about their wellbeing and happiness.
On Sunday February 12, 2017, Frances was called to heaven. She is preceded in death by her parents William Allison, Eunice Sontag Allison and her Husband of 63 years Joseph Russell Lapetina. Frances is survived by her son Joseph Russell Lapetina II and wife Marguerite with children, Joseph Russell Lapetina III and Angela Slaughter; by her daughter Grace Bass and husband Keith with children Allison Harron and Brent Bass. She is also survived by 7 great grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.
Full obituary may be viewed and memorial condolences made to the family at www.shmfh.com.
Published on February 13, 2017
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