Kurt Francis passed away on September 25, 2012 in Aubrey after a brief illness. He was born on June 25, 1951 in Fort Worth but moved to Aubrey in 1952. He attended Selwyn School in Denton and graduated from Aubrey High School. While growing up, he enjoyed serving as an acolyte at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.
Kurt received his BA in English from the University of Texas at Arlington and his MA from North Texas State University (now UNT). Since 1985, he taught in Asia including China, Macau, and Thailand, having spent the last 18 years in Bangkok. While in Beijing, he married Crystal Xhang; they later divorced. Kurt loved to travel and always made many friends wherever he was.
He is survived by his mother, Myra Smith; sister, Kandace Dunn (Lee); nephew, Carey Dunn, all of Aubrey; niece, Rebecca Dunn of Oregon; and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Francis and his step father, Bill Smith.
A memorial service is to be announced at a later date. Memorials may be made to Ann’s Haven/VNA,216 W. Mulberry St, Denton, TX, 76201.