Rita Fay Franklin

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Rita Fay Franklin

January 16, 1928 - February 23, 2019

Rita Fay Franklin Rita Fay (Guinn) Franklin, a long-term resident of Mineral Wells, Texas passed away on February 23, 2019 in Gig Harbor, Washington.
Born January 16, 1928 in Waurika, Oklahoma to John and Mae Guinn. She met the love of her life, Doyle Franklin, when they were teenagers as their families followed the cotton harvests in Oklahoma and Texas during the Great Depression.
Rita (then 15) and Doyle (18) were married in Munday, Texas in 1943. When Doyle returned from Europe after serving in the U.S. Army in WW II the young couple settled in Mineral Wells, Texas. Their beloved daughter and only child,
Charlotte, was born there in July 1945. Rita was predeceased by her husband Doyle and moved to Gig Harbor, Washington in 1999 to be near Charlotte and son-in-law Gary Meyer, grandchildren Jeff (Cheri) Macey of Yakima, WA, Nicole (John) Duppenthaler and great granddaughters Olivia and Korbyn Duppenthaler of Puyallup, WA.
Rita loved Jesus, her Lord and savior, her family, her friends and neighbors, and the caregivers at Sound Vista Village Assisted Living in Gig Harbor. Burial is at Mountain View Cemetery, Lakewood, Washington.
Published on March 3, 2019
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WANDA J ANDERSON ( Jody Gober )
Mar 09, 2019
I AM SO SORRY CHARLOTTE FOR THE PASSING OF YOUR MOM. THIS WAS A TOTAL SHOCK TO SEE THAT ADVERTISED IN MY PHONE. I DON’T TAKE THE PAPER WELL ANDY TAKES THE FORT WORTH PAPER. IF YOU ARE ON FACEBOOK PLEASE HOLLER AT ME I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. Email: Anderson.wj@sbcglobal.net Again so sorry for your lost I have lost both of mine I miss them so much, love you friend!
LARRY EIDSON
Mar 06, 2019
FOND MEMORIES OF YOUR MOM AND DAD
ESPECIALLY SITTING IN YOUR FRONT YARD WITH MY
BB GUN AND ME AND DOYLE TAKING TURNS SHOOTING
BIRDS. SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS CHARLOTTE