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Franklin Dare Williver

24 August, 192521 October, 2020

Franklin was born August 24, 1925 in Stillwater, MN and passed away peacefully of natural causes on October 21, 2020 in Mountlake Terrace, WA. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marjorie in 2006. Franklin joined the US Navy in 1945 where he was an electronic technician. After the war and discharge from the Navy, Franklin attended the University of Washington, studying engineering. He and Marjorie raised their 3 children, Linda, Frank and Dayne in Lake Forest Park, WA. In 1958, Franklin started his machinist business, Precision Automatics. His sons Frank and Dayne worked along side their dad until he retired at the age of 89 in 2013. Franklin and Marjorie loved the outdoors and loved to camp and fish with their children. Fishing was a great passion, many trips were made to Blue Lake and Ilwaco, WA. He also had a particular interest in tractors and tractor shows. He almost always looked on the bright side of life and had a great sense of humor. He lived a great life and has left a lasting legacy of integrity and love for all of us to follow. Franklin is survived by his 3 children, Linda (John) Opstad, Frank C. Williver, Dayne (Sue) Williver, 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.

Due to the current pandemic, Private Graveside Services will be held. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Evergreen-Washelli. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MtGilead.org, 13485 Green Valley Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Evergreen-Washelli.com for the Williver family.

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Dawn Gould

October 27, 2020

Beautiful tribute to an amazing man. Frank's kindness and patience always shined through. He will be missed. Prayers for all of his dear family!

sue williver

October 27, 2020

This was the last day Franklin was at his company, Precision Automatics. He was 89 years old when he retired and sold the business. Dayne and I along with Frank, our kids and grandson went to help clean up the shop and get the last things loaded out. This picture looks like Franklin is thinking about all the years he ran his business and was taking it all in.

Sue Williver

October 27, 2020

Dad Williver lived in an Adult Family Home just 5 blocks from Dayne and I; here he is at our house with our dog, Windsor. He loved all the animals that everyone had over the years.

sue williver

October 27, 2020

Dad Williver lived in an Adult Family Home 5 blocks from Dayne and I. He loved all the dogs we all had over the years; here he is with one of our dogs, Windsor.

sue williver

October 27, 2020

Family picture, Franklin's business where he worked with his 2 sons, Frank and Dayne. He worked until he was 89. This picture is the last day at the shop.

Sue Williver

October 27, 2020

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Teresa Rheinford

October 27, 2020

Uncle Frank was a fine man, devoted to his family and an especially loving husband to his wife Margie, who was my mother's first cousin. He had many skills and talents, both as a businessman, and an outdoorsman, which he shared with his children and friends. My father had great respect and admiration for Frank's engineering brilliance and enjoyed working on machined pieces they designed and tooled together. Our families spent many happy times on picnics, Christmas get togethers and just having fun in each others company and I have many fond memories growing up with the Linda, Frank Jr and Dane. One special day I shall always remember, was watching the televised moment America landed a man on the moon, with Frank and their family, including Linda and her daughter Melissa age 1yr., and my son Kevin age 2, at their home. Frank beamed with pride and patriotism as he carefully explained to us what was happening on that historic day. I can see him driving his beloved Jeep, pulling up with a big smile, to chat with my Dad about something mechanical he was working on. I am thankful to have known Frank, a man of fine character and goodness, who made a positive difference in the lives of his family and many others and I know he is rejoicing now to be reunited with the love of his life, for eternity. He was the very last member of my mothers family and he will be missed. May God Bless and comfort his dear family.

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