Franklin Ray Clendennen

September 29, 1936December 28, 2013

Franklin Ray Clendennen, age 77, was born September 29, 1936 to Frank Clendennen and Erna Elizabeth Clendennen. He passed away Saturday December 28, 2013 at North Austin Medical Center. Franklin graduated from Austin High School and worked as an Electronics Technician for 37 years at the University of Texas Austin. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Betty Jean Freeman He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather and is survived by his loving family: Wife of 46 years, Joyce Clendennen . Son Scott Clendennen and daughter-in-law, Kristi. He was a devoted grandfather to three grandchildren, Kirsten, Kalli and Caleb Clendennen. Franklin was survived by numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at eleven o’clock in the morning on Friday, the 3rd of January, 2014 , in the Colonial Chapel of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78752. Interment will follow in Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, Austin, Texas under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Martin’s Lutheran Church, 606 W 15th St, Austin, TX 78701 or your charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to


  • Funeral Service Friday, January 3, 2014

Franklin Ray Clendennen

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January 11, 2014

May the pace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.
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Rick Gentry

January 5, 2014

I lived next door to Beaver Clendennen for may years growing up on Clearview in Tarrytown. Always enjoyed his company and admired his curiosity, especially with anything mechanical. One day he drove home in a used Porsche and thereby established a dream for me that I finally realized some 50+ years later. Thanks Beaver.
Prayers to the family.

January 1, 2014

Sympathies to the family. May the Hearer of Prayer grant peace to you all. Psalms 65:2