Carol Armstrong Frankland
Carol Armstrong Frankland, age 88, passed away peacefully Friday, April 12, 2013 in Jackson, Tennessee. She was a homemaker, schoolteacher, mother and wife. Interment Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia at a date to be determined.
She was born in Jackson, Tennessee on July 11, 1924 to Alice Diffee Armstrong and James Clifford Armstrong, Sr.
Carol graduated from Jackson High School in 1942 and went on to Judson College in Marion, Alabama where she was a member of the Jane Jewett Honor Society, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, the Dean's list throughout her college career and by a vote of the College faculty the recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan award. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in 1946.
Shortly after graduation in June, 1946 Carol married her high school sweetheart, Second Lieutenant Walter L. Frankland Jr. also of Jackson and a Class of 1946 graduate of the United States Military Academy. And thus began their life in the Army that would take them on assignments to Sasebo, Japan and Manhattan, Kansas where Carol taught school; West Point, New York, Paris, France and Washington DC.
Carol and her family moved to Arlington, Virginia in 1964 where she was busy raising a family and volunteering with schools and in local Arlington County politics for almost 50 years. She returned to Jackson in 2012.
Carol was preceded in death by her mother, Alice Diffee Armstrong and her father, James Clifford Armstrong, Sr.; her sister, Betty Armstrong Lawrence; brother, James Clifford Armstrong, Jr.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Walter L. Frankland, Jr of Jackson, Tennessee; beloved niece, Elizabeth Lawrence Gibson; her son, Lieutenant Colonel Walter L. Frankland III USA (ret) and his wife Daun of Paris, France; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Frankland of Palm Coast, Florida; grandchildren, Leslie Veitch Frankland of Paris, France, John and Elizabeth Frankland of Palm Coast, Florida.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 12 noon with a Memorial service to follow 1 p.m. at George A. Smith & Sons North Chapel.
George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel, 731-427-5555
Published in The Jackson Sun on Apr. 29, 2013