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Betty Franks


Betty Franks, 96, of Othello, Washington, passed away Friday, September 23, 2016. She was born in Spokane, Washington, on August 7, 1920. Betty Franks graduated from Medical Lake High School in 1937. She was married to Fritz Franks on November 1, 1939, and they enjoyed 53 years of marriage until his death on December 1, 1993. They lived in Grand Coulee for 13 years, from 1942 until 1955. During this time, her family ran a cab company. Betty Franks drove cab and school buses; however, most of her time was devoted to being a homemaker. She had a love of fishing and a real talent for the sport, outfishing everyone in her company. She was also known as a hardworking woman and a loving wife.

She is survived by her daughter, Darlene (Tom) Berry Franks of Wheat Ridge, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fritz Franks, her brother, Francis Heckett, and her sister, Claire Moore.

Services will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the Spring Canyon Cemetery in Grand Coulee, Washington. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit at

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