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Peggy Holman Francisco

March 24, 1938 — June 22, 2023

Corpus Christi

Peggy Holman Francisco, native of Gainesville, GA, died on June 22, 2023, and will be buried in the San Antonio, TX, Confederate Cemetery family plot next to her youngest son, William Payne Francisco IV, who predeceased her on September 10, 2005. Her parents, Fred & Estelle Holman of Gainesville, GA were deceased. Her grandson, Joshua L-H McMackle, predeceased her on April 17, 2010; and her sister, Janice Holman Nylander of Gainesville, GA, died on October 6, 2012.


She is survived by her son, Thomas S. Francisco, Corpus Christi, TX, and daughters, Lori Francisco Hinnenkamp, Georgetown, TX, Lisa Francisco Landa, Corpus Christi, TX, Tracy Francisco McMackle, Sugarland, TX; and seven grandchildren: Cassandra Dobbs, Fred F. Hinnenkamp, Mariah McMackle, Steven Francisco, Alessandra Francisco, Corey Landa, and Xavier M. Landa; four great grandchildren and her sister, Freddie H. Norris, of St Simon's Island, GA.


She met and married her husband, William P. Francisco III, in 1969, while he was stationed at the Army Mountain Ranger Camp in Dahlonega, GA. Following their wedding at the Main Post Chapel in Ft. Benning, GA, the family was transferred to Ft. Benning where they remained until he was ordered for his second tour in Vietnam. While he was in Vietnam, she and their children were transferred to a community of "waiting wives" in Green Cove Springs, FL., where their youngest son, William P. Francisco IV was born in June of 1971.


Following Vietnam, the family was moved to San Antonio, TX; and a year later, to Ft. Bragg, NC. During the "Army years" Peggy was active in the Officer's Wives Clubs, and in OWC singing groups, which performed at official and private functions. During the Christmas season of 1970, the group at Ft. Benning was invited to go to Vietnam with Bob Hope's Troupe, but because several of the wives' husbands were stationed in Vietnam at the time, it was deemed inappropriate for both parents to be "in-country" at the same time. From Ft. Bragg, the family was moved to Ft. Kobbe, Panama Canal Zone for three years. Following retirement from TRW, a U.S. government contractor, Peggy retired to Texas to be closer to her family.


After Ft. Kobbe, Panama, her husband retired from the Army and joined the Department of State, Foreign Service. Their first overseas assignment following three years in Washington, DC, was to the American Embassy in Mexico City, and later to the American Embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland. (She always wanted to see the world!)


Following retirement from TRW Inc. in 2000, Peggy moved to Austin, TX, to be closer to her children; three of whom are in TX. Her youngest daughter, Tracy, is still employed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Service, Washington, DC; but plans to retire in Texas, where her son is buried and is the home of her father, brother, and sisters. Peggy was devoted to her GA family, always planning "family reunions"' as often as she could return to GA.


Mrs. Francisco has been active in the Episcopal Church for many years and served on the Altar Guild at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. Austin, Texas.

The private graveside service will take place at a later date for the immediate family.

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