Carolyn  Franke


Carolyn Franke passed away on July 25 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Carolyn was born on October 27, 1937 in Utica, New York to Leroy and Irene Rader. She married Fred (Rick) August Franke, Jr. on October 17, 1970 in Statesburg, South Carolina.
Carolyn was an ardent supporter of America and our military having served as a Contracting Officer for the Department of Defense for 30 years. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Lon Roy Burks.
Carolyn is survived by her husband of 48 years, Fred (Rick) Franke and three daughters - Tracy Criddle and husband Joel of Edgecliff Village, TX; Terri Fisher and husband Rex of Rexburg ID; and Kimberly Burks of Granbury TX, granddaughters - Stephanie Blackburn and husband Kaleb; and Emily Ambrosia and husband Jason and siblings - Millicent Rader Harris; John Rader; and Dick Rader and wife Barbara.
She will be interred in the National Cemetery in Grand Prairie at a later date.
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Published on July 29, 2019
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Gayle Thompson
Aug 10, 2019
Dear Rick and Girls,

A lot goes on in 48 years and I have many memories of Carolyn.
The one I keep seeing in my mind when I think of her, is the picture of
her the day she retired. She was glowing with happiness. It was a fun day for all of us and yet I sensed a little sadness in her because she was leaving the job she loved so many years. I'm glad I was around for those 48 years. Wouldn't trade it. Much love to all of you

Gayle and aunt Gayle