|3/20/2013 12:58:00 PM|
Lois Carmen (Comstock) Franklin
Lois Carmen (Comstock) Franklin, 96, died March 14, 2013, at Starr Retirement home, Chelan, Washington. At her request, there will be no funeral.
Lois and her twin sister, Louine, were born March 10, 1917, at Cove, Oregon, to Ray W. and Susan McNeill Comstock. The twins and their older brother, George Dale Comstock, were reared in Baker, Oregon. Lois attended Baker schools, playing cello in the Baker Symphony and piano while in high school. She graduated from Baker High School in 1935. After graduation, Lois was employed locally at O.H.P. McCord Realty office. Later she worked for U.S. Bank in Portland as Loan Officer.
In October 1945, Lois married WWII Navy medic, Alpin Earlynne (A.E.) Franklin in a ceremony at the Methodist Church in Baker, Oregon. They became parents of two sons, Wesley and Ray, both of whom were born in Wenatchee, Washington.
A.E. and Lois, along with A.E.'s brother David and his wife Verona, owned Franklin Furniture Company in Chelan, Washington for 22 years. Later, A.E. and Lois operated the Cabana Motel in that city. Lois and her husband were actively involved in all aspects of the Boy Scouts of America program in Chelan, where both of their sons achieved Eagle Scout rank.
Lois loved to quilt, and was an active member of the Chelan Sewing Club. She also served as Treasurer of the Chelan Senior Center. She was active for many years in the Lake Chelan Garden Club and was an avid bird watcher. She was known for her fun-loving nature (especially practical jokes), and her adventuresome spirit. She was never without a cat's companionship.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, by both parents, her brother George, and her sister Louine.
She is survived by sons Wesley Franklin and wife Mary; Ray Franklin and wife Debby; grandchildren Victoria, Erin, Tamea, and Romy Franklin; sisters-in-law Grace Levi and Verona Franklin; brother-in-law Jim Franklin; plus nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be missed.
At her request, there will be no funeral. A family gathering take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Baker City, Oregon.
Precht Rose Chapel of Chelan is in charge of arrangements.
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