contact us


Fred Worthy Francis
Fred Worthy Francis, born on January 7, 1948, in Corsicana, Texas, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2024, surrounded by loved ones. He was 76. Fred is survived by his devoted wife Kathy, and he leaves behind a tremendous legacy of love through his many children and grandchildren. Known for his gentle and loving nature, Fred also possessed a dash of charisma and a keen sense of humor that endeared him to all. As the director of facilities at his company and a master electrician, Fred could build or fix anything. He eagerly shared his knowledge, teaching those around him the skills he had accumulated over a lifetime of construction, repair, and maintenance. A lover of the outdoors, Fred was particularly well-known as an avid fisherman. Those who joined him in the boat or along the shoreline received Fred’s carefully articulated life lessons and hard-won wisdom. Such moments his family and friends will always hold dear. Fred is fondly remembered by his children: son Fred and his wife, Catherine Niedzwiecki; daughter Jennifer Jensen and her husband, Dustin; son Joe and his wife, Emily; Sarah Ault and her husband, John Ault. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren: Ashley Jensen, David Jensen, Nathan Jensen, James Francis, Mark Hultquist, Cadence Ault, and Isaac Francis. When Fred and Kathy married in 2005, his family grew even more. His extended family includes stepson Johnny Jenkins; stepdaughter Holly Carr and her husband, Cody Carr; stepdaughter Donielle Seelye and her husband, Dustin Seelye, along with their children Daelen and Drea-Claire. Preceded in death by his parents, Don and Sara, sister, Renea Beckmeyer, and grandson Alex Jensen, Fred’s legacy remains inextricably intertwined with that of his large and loving family. The memories he created, the love he shared, and the laughter he inspired in us all will endure for generations. As we celebrate Fred’s life, may we find solace in the steadfast love he showed us and the ongoing impact he had on those fortunate enough to have known him. All are welcome to join the family for a celebration of life for Fred on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 11:00 am at Hidden Pines Chapel, 2380 Nelson Parkway, Highland Village, TX 75077.
Condolence Messages

10 Responses

  1. Our hearts are with you, Kathy & family.
    Fred was always so kind and his smile was contagious. May his sweet soul rest in peace. Prayers for comfort and peace during this time.

  2. Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss and your family’s loss. I hope you all find comfort and peace in the memories you have. It sounds like there are many.

  3. This is lovely. I’m so sorry for your loss yet also so grateful that Fred is and will always be a gift to your life. What a legend.

  4. Kathy,
    You have a wealth of family which loved and embraced Fred, which is truly a blessing. I have had the brief pleasure of working with him at the Irving lab. He was always helpful to me and enjoyed the interactions. Kathy may you and your family have God with you always. My sincere condolences.

  5. My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. Fred will be missed and remembered as a very nice person to have worked with at the Irving facility.

  6. I am saddened to learn of Fred’s passing. Even though most of my time with him, and you, Kathy has been through work, I have always counted you both as close friends. I have always felt at home with you both. Fred is someone who feels lie home, a comforting fortress, a haven where everything is normal and familiar. Too few people like him exist. He fits like a favorite pair of worn gloves. He will be greatly missed, and I regret not spending more of the time we had left with him. Know that we all have you and your family in our thoughts and hearts.

  7. Sending prayers of love and comfort to Kathy and family. Fred was a kind man quick with a laugh and always ready to help anyone at Quest Diagnostics. God bless him.

  8. My deepest sympathies to Kathy and family. Fred was one of a kind and it was such a pleasure working with him for so many years. He had a great sense of humor and I will remember that always. Such a good guy. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏

  9. Fred was a very good man. Our daughters were best friends growing up. I know his passing is tremendous loss for all of his family. Prayers for your family.

  10. Kathy,
    Sheri and I are so sad to hear of Fred’s passing! He was very much loved and holds a place of high esteem as my “work husband” !
    You are in our hearts , thoughts and prayers!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Skip to content