- Ada, Oklahoma

November 14, 2013

Frank Hesketh Jaques II

Ada — Memorial services for Frank Hesketh Jaques II, 79, of Ada are at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Jill Acree will officiate. A private family burial will be held prior to the service.

Mr. Jaques died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at an Oklahoma City nursing facility.

He was born Nov. 8, 1934, in Oklahoma City to Robert Hesketh Jaques and Eula Hester Shelton Jaques.

He attended Willard Elementary school in Ada and graduated from Ada High School in 1952. He then went on to the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1956. Mr. Jaques completed his senior year of undergraduate school and his first year of law school simultaneously, graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oklahoma Law School in 1958. 

While at OU, Mr. Jaques was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and was a BMOC. He was also a member of the Air Force ROTC.

Following graduation and acceptance by the bar, Mr. Jaques served in the judge advocate general’s office in the United States Air Force from 1958-1960.

While in the Air Force, he met Frances Rebecca Ballard, and they were married in Ada on Nov. 18, 1960. She preceded him in death on Oct. 5, 2003.

Mr. Jaques practiced law in Ada for 53 years and served on the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners for 35 years. He was a co-founder of Pre-Paid Legal. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include two sons, Robert H. Jaques II and John F. Jaques; a daughter-in-law, Mary Brinkley, all of Ada; a cousin, Andy Shelton of Houston; as well as three grandchildren, Madalyn Elizabeth Jaques, John-Zachary Harrison Jaques and Eliza Claire Jaques.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Frances “Nan” Jaques.

Honorary bearers will be Tommy Landrith, Rudy Lewis, Dr. James Hartsuck, Heard Broaderick, Bob Thompson and Andy Shelton.

The family says those who wish may make memorials to the First Presbyterian Church, 301 E. Kings Road, Ada, OK 74820.