April 8, 1950 - Dec. 27, 2017
Francine Lumbard died of natural causes on December 27, 2017. A native of Seattle, WA, Fran lived a full life surrounded by her children, theatre, music and laughter. She was a true educator and humanitarian — who believed in the power of education and action to influence positive change in the world.
Fran founded the Legal Assistance Project, which sought to improve the lives of our community's disenfranchised children. She wrote scripts and directed plays—including well-received local productions of Fences, Three Sisters and I Do! I Do! She was also an active member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
Fran was a highly-educated adventurer who moved from coast to coast across her lifetime. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington, a master's degree from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Baylor University. Fran lived in Waco, TX and Silvana, WA for 17 years respectively. She also loved living in Austin, where she attended The University of Texas.
Fran is survived by her daughters, Ariel Lucia Lumbard and Corinna Marie Lumbard; son, Neil Dellacray Lumbard; sister, Christine Lidvall; and brothers, Peter Hemphill, Frank Hemphill, John Hemphill, and James Hemphill. She was predeceased by her husband, Keith Lumbard; brother, Bill Hemphill; and sister, Maria Hemphill.
Memorial service will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2018 at Connally-Compton Funeral Home at 4400 W. Waco Dr., in Waco, TX. A second memorial service will be held in February in Silvana, WA.
The family has asked for donations to the ACLU or American Diabetic Association in lieu of flowers.