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Franklin Dee Wells


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Franklin Dee Wells Obituary
Franklin Dee Wells, 81, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away from a lingering illness, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at his home, where he wanted to be. 
He was born on October 19, 1933 to William Ernest Wells and Fleeta Marie Sackett Wells in Springfield, Idaho.  Dee joined the family of siblings, Verien Wells (deceased), Orlan Wells, Bonnie Jean Sampson (deceased), LaVerta Brown(deceased) and Earl Leroy Wells(deceased).  Two years ago he met another older sister, Jean Poulsen, and this was a blessing he cherished.
On November 1, 1955, he married Vera Francis Frasure in Ely, Nevada.
Dee worked for Bannock Paving in Pocatello for 35 years.  He was a retired teamster.  
He developed many lifelong friends during his employment and for several years after his retirement he liked to stop at the shop and pass the time with his friends.
He joined the Navy in 1952 serving on the USS Essex during the Korean War.  He was very proud of his time in the service and had many stories to tell of visiting Japan, Philippines, and Hawaii.  
Dee loved his family and was great example to them, teaching them all about working hard and enjoying life.  The family enjoyed many fishing and camping trips to Little Lost, Mackay, and Weston.  He was especially proud of his grandchildren and great grandchildren and always had a smile and a hug for them.  He called them his angels and honestly believed they were all angels.  He was always willing to help anytime any of them needed him.
He is survived by his wife, Vera (Brownie); and his four children, Fran (Jenny) Wells, of Pocatello, Bill (Lisa) Wells, LeAnn (Bill) Verlanic, Kevin (Shawna) Wells all of Blackfoot; 15 grandchildren; and 28 great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held  at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 20, 2015 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. Family will meet with friends and relatives from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2015 and for one hour prior to services at the funeral home.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Feb. 19, 2015
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