Fran Knight

Fran Knight, immediate past president of the UTHealth Retirees Organization (UTHRO) and retired staff member of the Department of Surgery, died over the May 5, 2013, weekend, leaving behind two children, grandchildren, and many friends from her circle of organizations she belonged to.

Her slogan, “seniors helping seniors,” struck a chord with the members of UTHRO as did the committee’s first choice for funds, The Brain Health Clinic.

Fran was an organizer with an easy laugh, but also an iron determination, who usually got things done the way she envisioned.

Fran was a member of a synchronized swim team that practiced in the Shamrock Hotel Pool in the early fifties, a member of a number of excellent choirs, and had successfully competed in many Senior Olympics in swimming.

A memorial service was held May 9 at First Presbyterian Church. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Excellence Fund at UTHealth, Office of Advancement, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77030.