Frances Coleman, the oldest of three sisters, was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Frances’s parents were originally from Poland. She attended Forest Avenue High School and later, Draughon School of Business. At age 18 she married Julius “Red” Coleman, who was stationed in Little Rock, Arkansas, as a medic in the war. Frances has been a very dedicated member of the Jewish Community with countless organizations. A past Vice President of Shearith Israel’s Sisterhood, Chairman of the Advanced Gifts Division for the Federation Women’s Division, Chairman of Israel Bonds for three years, the Jewish Community Center’s Woman of the Year, Frances has also had many other involvements and achievements. As a testament to their wonderful influence, Frances and her husband were honored at a tribute dinner at Congregation Shearith Israel.

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