July 2, 1994
William Richard Franklin
  • 73 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 1, 1940
  • Date of passing: Jun 8, 2014
Let the memory of William be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, William Franklin, 73, born on November 1, 1940 and passed away on June 8, 2014. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Miriam Johnson on 1st November 2016

"We all miss Bill.  The many fun times always bring a smile to my face.  He was willing to add to the laughs.  Thanks Bill."

This tribute was added by David Allred on 1st November 2016

"I shall always remember Bill Franklin for many treasured reasons. He and wife Sue were some of finest people I have ever know. I knew them for more 40 years.The two of them left this world with many valuable contributions, particularly to their family and friends, but also to the world at large."

This tribute was added by PAUL ENGSTROM on 12th June 2015

"Thinking of Bill's children, their spouses and his grandchildren on this anniversary of his passing. So many good memories and we think of Bill often and still miss him. Hugs, Aunt Jeani and Uncle Paul"

This tribute was added by Miriam Johnson on 8th June 2015

"It's hard to believe it has been a year that we have been without Bill.  He had an impact on so many lives as a teacher, coach, husband, father and grandpa.  It was a pleasure to know him.  I hope his family can relieve the happy times they had with him."

This tribute was added by Susie Franklin Ward on 3rd August 2014

"We did not have the opportunity to meet Bill until he came to his first Dawson Ex-Students homecoming a few years ago; but we learned quickly that he was a man of quality, very much at peace with himself and easy to communicate with about old Dawson days. We're grateful for getting to know him for a short time. Best Regards, Cecil and Billie Sanders of Dawson."

This tribute was added by PAUL ENGSTROM on 22nd July 2014

"As you know, I (Jeani) first met Mr. Franklin when he was a teacher at my high school, CV. Bill was actually the one who introduced me to his brother in law Paul! We have so many good memories of times spent with your family when you would come up to Bend for New Years or go camping together- Bill would haul us all around in that big ol' suburban! Paul has a lot of good stories about Bill too! We really miss him and Sue so much. Aunt Karen put it all so well about the family reunions and we sure missed Bill at this last one!
We love you guys. Hugs and love,  
Aunt Jeani and Uncle Paul"

This tribute was added by PAUL ENGSTROM on 22nd July 2014

"As you know, I (Jeani) first met Mr. Franklin when he was a teacher at my high school, CV. Bill was actually the one who introduced me to his brother in law Paul! We have so many good memories of times spent with your family when you would come up to Bend for New Years or go camping together- Bill would haul us all around in that big ol' suburban! Paul has a lot of good stories about Bill too! We really miss him and Sue so much. Aunt Karen put it all so well about the family reunions and we sure missed Bill at this last one!
We love you guys. Hugs and love,  
Aunt Jeani and Uncle Paul"

This tribute was added by karen shupp on 19th July 2014

"Having just returned from an Engstrom family reunion and memorial for our Mom (Sue's Mom), I've thought of the many good times and laughs we had with brother-in-law, Bill, at reunions. I can remember many times where Bill would say in his deep voice, "Now, Mother-in-Law", and she loved it because it was always said with humor and affection.
One  reunion we were all huddled in a cabin on a rainy night and Bill had  us all roaring with laughter telling the story of Dad taking him on a backpacking trip two days before he married Sue.  He was so sore  afterwards he could hardly walk and was convinced Dad didn't want him to marry her.
Bill was much loved by all our family and we will miss him dearly.
Karen Shupp"

This tribute was added by Miriam Johnson on 18th July 2014

"I have many fond memories of Bill and his family.  Our families had many camping trips and bar-be-ques together which included much laughter.  Bill loved those grandchildren and all the rest of his family.  I'm so glad he was able to do all that he did including his stay in Alaska.  He will be missed."

This tribute was added by Julie Brown on 14th July 2014

"Beautiful photos and a wonderful tribute through the years. Thank you for inviting us to get a glimpse of such a wonderful coach, mentor, father, husband , and grandfather! He will be missed!!"

This tribute was added by Meridi Williams on 10th July 2014

"We meet the Franklin's when our son's started school... Sue & I would meet everyday at the bus stop... in later years I spent a lot of time with Bill as I was a custodian at CVH... He was always there to help and was so sweet... He will truely be missed... Becky Wilson/Roth"

This tribute was added by Cindy McWhorter on 10th July 2014

"We loved seeing the photos from over the years.  Little Meridi looks a lot like Nicole!  We have enjoyed seeing Bill at the William's house over the years.  He will be missed.  Our love is with you all.  Cindy, Ryan, Atticus and Bea McWhorter"

This tribute was added by Meridi Williams on 9th July 2014

"Mr. Franklin was our baseball coach, mentor and all around good guy. He taught me how to through a curve ball, better yet he taught me how to learn.

Bryan Jones CVHS Class of "1970""

This tribute was added by Meridi Williams on 9th July 2014

"Bill was always a good friend. I met Bill when I was. Freshman and he was fairly new to teaching and coaching. I'm proud to call him a friend, mentor, and coach. See you in a few years, Bill."

This tribute was added by Meridi Williams on 9th July 2014

"Bill was a Prince.  I especially enjoyed his quick wit and caring attitude toward everyone he met.  I was privileged to work with him for many years at CVHS and was proud to call him a friend.  He will be missed but never forgotten.  John and Connie Strohmayer"

This tribute was added by Bonnie Williams on 9th July 2014

"We met bill when our son met Meridi. A wonderful, patient, loving person. He loved to visit with people and made you feel special.
Our love and prayers we send to all
Love glen and bonnie"

This tribute was added by Meridi Williams on 9th July 2014

"A very nice memorial! I have fond memories Mr. Franklin as a teacher and coach.  Thoughts and prayers...

Joseph Cilenti, CVHS Class of 1970"

This tribute was added by Meridi Williams on 9th July 2014

"What a wonderful, loving tribute.  He touched so many lives.  I'm sure he's smiling down on all of us now.  Eileen Church Suchanek"


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