Lois Jane Franklin

March 6, 1949September 17, 2022
Obituary of Lois Jane Franklin
Lois Jane Franklin was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She passed away, surrounded by her family on Saturday, September 17, 2022. Lois was born on March 6, 1949, to Bill and Gertie Wren in Lubbock, Texas. She attended school in Lubbock and worked at Colonial Nursing Home. On February 3, 1968, Lois married Randy Franklin, and together they raised their three children, Mike, Rob and Jenny. No matter what her family faced over the years, the love that Lois gave each and every day carried them through. Lois was the rock of her family. When Lois became a grandmother, she transitioned her role from mom to what her granddaughters affectionately call her, Mamaw. She loved her girls with every fiber of her being and felt so blessed to babysit each one from the time they were born until they went to school. Lois felt so fortunate to be alive to see her great-grandchildren be born and absolutely adored them. She thought Josh could light up any room he entered with his sweet smile and big hugs. And she instantly fell in love with her beautiful great-granddaughter, Parker. Lois loved birdwatching—especially hummingbirds, standing out in the rain, waking up extra early to see the sunrise each day, playing card games or the dreaded dice game, spending time with her family, and crocheting. She could crochet just about anything and often made beautifully crocheted purses for anyone who wanted one. She was a devoted Christian and loved Jesus with all her heart, which comforts us to know that she is in Heaven and we will see her again someday. Her parents preceded her in death, along with her sisters, Judy and Trudy, and brother, Larry. Her sweet smile and gentle, calming demeanor will be sorely missed. Those left to treasure her memory are her husband, Randy; children, Mike Franklin (Stacy), Rob Franklin (Jenny), and Jenny Soto (Chris); granddaughters, Regan Renteria (Josue), Kasey Montgomery (Blake), Greer Franklin, and Madi Soto; great-grandchildren, Josh and Parker Renteria; sister, Lenore Keelin; brother, Billy Wren; an abundance of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and her dogs that she loved so dearly, Bo and Bear. To honor Lois, there will be a memorial service held at Resthaven Funeral Home on Friday, September 23, 2022, at 2:00 pm. Mom, you were the strongest person we had ever seen and battled so many health problems over the years, and you did it to be here with us; your courage and strength will never be forgotten. Thank you for loving us with your whole heart—we never went one day without knowing how much you loved each one of us. Our beautiful and sweet mom, you will forever be missed.

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Celebration of Life Memorial Service