Paulina F. Franz

Paulina F. Franz, 81, of Longmont, died December 4, 2011 at Longmont United Hospital.

Paulina was born September 13, 1930 in Erie, Colorado to Lem and Flossie (Taylor) Cowan. She attended Frederick High School graduating in 1948. She married John Thure in 1949. She later married Arthur Franz in 1970. She held numerous jobs throughout her career in California and Colorado with the most recent at the Geology Department at the University of Colorado as the department secretary where she retired in 1987. In 1985, she earned the distinction of "fastest typist in Boulder County".

She was a past member of the Rocky Mountain High Chapter of the Society for Painters, the LUH Prestige club, and enjoyed her Red Hat groups. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, going to breakfast with friends, decorative painting, crossword puzzles, coffee outings with friends and family, trips to Blackhawk, Wii bowling, playing Rock Band, and was an avid fan of the local vocal group FACE.

She is survived by her two sons, Patrick (Judy) Franz, Brook (Michelle) Franz, her daughters, Diane Thure-Griffith, Linda (Ron) Rodgers, Joan (Darrell) Laursen, and Nicki (Ron) Knopp. Her Grandchildren, Andrea Rodgers, Chris (Liz) Rodgers, Glenn Laursen, Rachel Laursen, Kit (Annika) Franz, Holly (Bryce) Warren, and Fawn (Derek) Gold. Jason (Connie) Tipton, Jake Tipton, Jenny Tipton. Her Great-Grandchildren, Tavian Rodgers, and Addison Warren. She is also survived by her brother, Keith (Nancy) Cowan, and her sisters, Gloria (Nevzat) Dogan, Thelma Cimino.and numerous nieces, nephews, and loving Friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arthur, two brothers, Kenneth and Edward Cowan, sisters, Dorothy Case, Geraldine Shannon, and Dolores Collier.

A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM at Carroll-Lewellen Funeral Chapel on Saturday, December 10, 2011. Cremation has been entrusted to Carroll-Lewellen Funeral and Cremation Services.

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Funeral Home

Carroll-Lewellen Funeral Home
503 Terry Street Longmont, CO 80501

Published in Longmont Times-Call on Dec. 6, 2011