Contact Person’s Name Kathy Barone
Contact Person’s Email
Contact Person’s Phone (817) 296-4966
Name of Senior Community or Living Center Emeritus at Eden Estates
Senior Community Address Street Address: 1997 Forest Ridge Drive
City: Bedford
State / Province: Texas
Postal / Zip Code: 76021
Country: United States
Senior Community Phone (817) 267-2488
Recipient Name Fran Stilwell
Recipient Age 85
Recipient’s Biographical Information Fran was born in Goree, TX in 1927. She lived her early years on a farm. Graduated from High School and attended Draughon’s Business College. She was working as a secretary for Biggs & Co. when she met & married Raymond (Joe) Stillwell in 1946. Joe was a pilot in the Army Air Corp. They had 4 children. Joe & Fran traveled alot as Joe became an airline pilot. They were married for 66 yrs.
Branch of Military Served: N/A
Dates Served: N/A
Military Rank: N/A
Highlights of Military Service Fran has loved flying ever since meeting her late husband, who was a pilot in the Army Air Corp/ Air Force when they married. After his discharge he became a PT flight instructor while finishing his college education. During this time, he was given the opportunity to do aerobatics in a Stearman in an air show. He took Fran, his new wife along for the ride. For Fran, it was the thrill of a lifetime. Joe became a pilot of 39 yrs. and their life revolved around aviation. Fran is grateful for the opportunity to go up again in a Stearman and relive a very special memory of 65 yrs. ago.