Evelyn W. Franklin
Evelyn Wyoma Franklin of Battlement Mesa passed away on Jan. 9 at Mesa Vista Assisted Living, where she had been a resident for the past three years. Evelyn was born on Roan Creek northwest of DeBeque on Nov. 19, 1915, to Carl and Leta Franklin. She attended schools on Roan Creek and in DeBeque before moving to Glenwood Springs in 1929 with her sister and brother-in-law, Reba and Cecil Huntley. She graduated from high school in Glenwood Springs with the class of 1934.In May 1936, Evelyn began employment with what was then Garfield County Public Welfare and continued working as a secretary and bookkeeper for social services and the county treasurer for 50 years. Upon her retirement in May 1986, she was recognized for her many years of dedicated service and her unexcelled record of never missing a day of work.Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ray and Lester; and her sister, Reba Huntley.She is survived by her nieces, Leta Terrell and Anita Jump, and their families; several great-nieces and -nephews and several great-great-nieces and -nephews.There will be a Celebration of Life for her at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Mesa Vista Assisted Living in Battlement Mesa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Frontier Historical Society, 1001 Colorado Ave., Glenwood Springs.Farnum Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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