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Information for Mary L. Fells Franklin

5 May, 1934 - 4 December, 1995

From the Idaho News Tribune

7 December, 1995

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Mary Franklin

    Mary L. Franklin, 61, of Parma, went to be with the Lord Monday, December 4, 1995, at a Caldwell hospital.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 8, 1995, at the Parma Cemetery.  Friends may call at Dakan Funeral Chapel in Parma from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday).
    Mary was born May 5, 1934, in Hebron, Nebraska, to Leonard and Louisa (Lydia) Fells.  The family moved to California in March of 1939.  She married her childhood sweetheart, Lon Franklin April 26, 1952.  They came to Idaho July 1, 1967, where they raised five children.  Mom's life was her children.  Each one of them had a special place in her heart and she loved them all.
    Surviving are Norma Fells of Modesto, California, Allen Franklin of Boise, Colleen Perry of Parma, Charlotte Zesiger of Nampa and Larry Franklin of Wilder.  Grandchildren were also a joy to her and she will be missed by April, Amy, Amber, Michael, Charles, Brandi, Amanda, Virgil, Boe and Eric.
    Mom was raised in a big family and those surviving siblings will miss her are Lewey Fells of California, and Juanita Cutter of Nebraska.
    Mary was preceded in death by her husband, one son, her parents, two brothers, two sisters and 1 granddaughter.
    memorial contributions may be made to the Notus First Baptist church or to Trinity Lutheran Church, Parma.

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