August 28, 1927 - July 5, 2016
Anna Frances Martin Hakenjos
August 28, 1927 – July 5, 2016
Anna Frances passed away peacefully on July 5, 2016. She was a loving and kind wife, mother, grandmother and friend, a southern lady with a sweet welcoming smile and a warm hug. She was always available with a listening ear, a definite opinion and a good dose of humor. Anna was elegant and stylish, a gourmet cook and a precious petite little lady full of grace. She had a feisty spirit, a brilliant mind and a gentle laugh. Anna was an avid reader, lover of music and theater, wonderful dancer and die-hard football fan.
Anna Frances Jones was born August 28, 1927 in Dyersburg, Tennessee to Lee Ruby and Robert Royce Jones. She grew up among a large extended family and carried her southern charm and Tennessee accent with her throughout her life. As a young woman she boarded a train to the city of New Orleans to attend Sophie Newcomb College, sight unseen. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. degree in Spanish and a minor in French in 1949. After working for several years in New Orleans, Anna Frances moved to Austin, Texas where she met a young law school student, William C. Martin, Jr. They married in 1955 and moved to Dallas, Texas. Anna and Bill welcomed their daughter, Kathy in 1958. She was active in her church, Canterbury Book Club, Zeta Alumnae Association, Hockaday Mother’s Club and many other organizations in the 60’s and 70’s. After Bill’s death in 1969, Anna Frances and Kathy developed a special bond as she devoted herself to raising her only child. Reunited in 1980 with her college sweetheart, she married Carl B. Hakenjos in 1982 and moved to New Orleans where they would live for 25 years before eventually returning to Dallas in 2007 to be close to Kathy and her family. Anna and Carl enjoyed hosting their family Christmas parties, annual Crawfish Parties and beach trips with family to Florida every summer. They enjoyed travelling the world on numerous cruises and delighted in their adventures.
Anna’s greatest legacy was her faith that she lived out each and every day as a sweet woman of joy, love and kindness. Anna was preceded in death by her mother and father, first husband Bill Martin and her stepdaughter Meg Hakenjos. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Carl B. Hakenjos; her daughter and son- in -law Kathy and Bill Oberthier; grandson, Brian P. Sone all of Dallas; and by her stepchildren Beth (Randy) Wester, Koggie Hakenjos, and Chris Hakenjos, all of New Orleans, Carl (Shannon) Hakenjos, Jr. of San Diego, Tom Hakenjos of St. Louis and their families, as well as cousins in Arkansas and Tennessee.
A Memorial Service celebrating Anna’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 17th, in Cox Chapel at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Margie Melton-Scott, Diana Chavez, and all of the nurses, caregivers and staff in Memory Care at The Plaza at Edgemere for their loving care and kindness given to her in the last several years of her life.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, or to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238