Boddeker, Sr. Mary Frances (Fran), O.P. (Sr. M. Julia Boddeker, O.P.)
05/20/1929 - 01/06/2018
Sr. Fran was born in Houston and graduated from St. Agnes Academy. She then attended Our Lady of the Lake in San Antonio and the University of Houston before joining the Dominican Sisters of Houston in 1950. She earned a B.A. from Dominican College and an M.Ed. from Our Lady of the Lake and continued her education at Aquinas Institute in St. Louis. Sr. Fran taught in Houston at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School, Assumption Catholic School, St. Christopher Catholic School, and St. Augustine Catholic School and in Galveston at Sacred Heart Catholic School and O’Connell Jr. High. Sr. Fran served as principal at St. Austin Catholic School in Austin and at St. Mary Catholic School in Taylor, Texas. After her ministry in education, Sr. Fran served as the administrator of Newman Hall, a residence for women students at the University of Texas in Austin and as registrar for St. Agnes Academy. She served her community as a member of leadership and later as the mission coordinator for our school in Guatemala. Sr. Fran will be remembered for her quick wit, her ready smile, and her generous gift of self to community, family, and friends.