Fran was born in Floydada, Texas on April 11, 1940, to Thelma Dell (Summerlin) Eubanks and J.P. “Cotton” Eubanks.

She grew up in Amarillo, Texas where she attended Palo Duro High School. She met her husband of 65 years there. They were married on July 20, 1957, in Channing, Texas.

They had four children: Monte Dale, Johnny Wayne, Kari Joanna and Dorman Roy Reed II “Sonny”.

Fran was a wife and mother first and foremost, but also enjoyed working at the Bible Book Store for some time. After her children were older, she began working with her husband in the company they built together, Acoustical Services Corporation.  ASC started up in Omaha, Nebraska in 1972 and they moved it to Lakewood, Colorado shortly thereafter. They operated out of their home for many years until they were eventually able to move it out of the home. It still operates today in Denver and is the oldest Acoustical Ceilings and Drywall Company in Colorado.

Fran and Roy were soul mates in the truest sense of the term and their love and devotion for one another and sacrificial selflessness was obvious to all who knew them.

They attended Chandler Acres Baptist Church in Omaha and South Wadsworth Baptist Church in Denver over the years.

One of their children’s fondest memories was when they would take them out to the lake to go boating and waterskiing. Fran always made her famous pimento cheese sandwiches on those occasions, which they all remember with great fondness!

Fran’s grandchildren all remember the deep, genuine love she had for each one of them. She became like a child herself and would play with them and have them over to spend the weekends often.

She and Roy also sat on the board of directors at JCMH (Jefferson Center for Mental Health) in Lakewood, Colorado and were “Champions for Mental Health”, devoting much time, money and energy to the causes associated with that which included increasing awareness, providing housing and dental care, etc.

She began developing dementia around age 65, which grew worse slowly over the remaining years of her life. She eventually needed full time care and came to live with her daughter, Kari and her granddaughter, Hannah, who have devoted the last 7 years to caring for her in their home.

She passed from this life on February 5, 2024, at 3 p.m. in her granddaughter, Hannah’s home in La Veta, Colorado. She left us ever so peacefully and gave us one last gift as she did; an angelic, beautiful smile on her sweet face.

Fran was preceded in death by her parents, Thelma and J.P. Eubanks; her only sibling, Stanley Raymond Eubanks; her husband, Dorman Roy Reed; and her eldest son, Monte Dale Reed.

She is survived by her children: Johnny Wayne Reed, Kari Joanna Birks and Dorman Roy Reed II who goes by Sonny; her grandchildren: Audrey Reed, Russell Carlson, Janae Reed Bell, Joanna Dubisher, Hannah Oborn, Dakota Reed and Aspen Babb, all in Colorado. Fran is also survived by her great grandchildren: Teigan Adler-Reed, Weston Reed, Mark Lindeman, Matthew Lindeman, Mary Martha Lindeman, Yulala Babb, AJ Babb, Roman Babb and RoyAl Babb, all in Colorado.

Memorials in Fran’s name may be made to Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care ( whose educational help to families affected with dementia has been unmatched. P.O. Box 430 Efland, North Carolina 27243, or call (877) 877-1671.

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  1. My condolences to all. I only met Fran a few times, but she always had a smile.

  2. Fran was so patient, loving, kind, wise, and devoted to her Family. She’s in the arms of her husband now. She will be honored and remembered in the most loving way possible. 💜🌈 😇

  3. My Deepest condolences to the Family in this time of loss

  4. For 7 years I’ve known Fran to be a sweet, loving lady who will be very missed by all. Heaven has a new saint.

  5. Go lie in peace with Roy again, Fran. Jim and loved every minute of our shared time with you in the Viper club. You’re very much missed!

  6. What great friends Roy and Fran were! Have a dish of ice cream for us Fran.
    We miss you both!

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