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Julia Harrison Franklin


1958 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Julia Harrison Franklin Obituary
MIDLAND Julia Harrison Franklin, 56, of Midland, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born May 9, 1958, in Texas City, Texas, to Richard and Francis Harrison.
Julie married the love of her life, Sammy Franklin, on July 5, 1980, in Odessa. They moved to Loco Hills, NM, in 1983, where she was a 4H leader and chosen Homemaker of the Year two times. She earned two masters degrees in Special Education and then taught Special Education for 15 years for Lake Arthur Municipal Schools. She then retired and moved to Odessa, where she became a member of Junior League and was a chair for Hope House and SHARE. She was a life long lover of animals, a fantastic Wife, Grandmother, and Mother.
Julia was preceded in death by her father, Richard Harrison.
She is survived by her mother, Francis Young Harrison; her husband, Sammy Franklin; two sons, Cody Alan Franklin of Odessa, Sage Arin Franklin of Loco Hills, New Mexico; two daughters, Heather Whetham of Carlsbad, New Mexico, and Tiffany Lea Vasquez of Odessa. She is also survived by three brothers, Ted Harrison of Vancouver, Canada, Glenn Harrison of Richland Virginia, Tim Harrison of Hemmit, California; and one sister, Linda McMillan of Pueblo, Colorado. She also leaves six grandchildren, Kylynn Whetham, Yancy Whetham, Holdyn Whetham, Autumn Vasquez, Arrianna Vasquez, and Laicey Franklin.
A Memorial Service is planned for Saturday, August, 2, 2014, at 2:00 pm at the Circle J Cowboy Church in Odessa with Rev. Dave Atkins officiating.
Services entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
Published in Odessa American on Aug. 1, 2014
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