Mildred Franklin

Sep 25, 1933 - Feb 1, 2017


Sacramento – Mildred Franklin a long-time resident of Sacramento area, died Wednesday,
February 1st at her home.
Born on September 25, 1933 to Guy and Iva Thomas in Keota Oklahoma, Mildred was the oldest
of 11 children. During her adolescence, she spent a lot of time assisting her mother in raising
her siblings. While living in Oklahoma, she met the love of her life, Harry C. Franklin. They were
later married on October 25, 1953.
Mildred and Harry moved to Southern California where they started their family. They had six
children: Wayne, Mike, Alvin, Diane, Larry and Ronnie. Soon after all of their children were
born, Herry and Mildred moved to Northern California.
Mildred worked for Blue Diamond Almond, for 32 years, before finally retiring after a very long
career on the packing line. After retiring, she turned all of her focus on providing all the love
and affection that she could give to her grandchildren.
Mildred is survived by her five children, nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; all of
which live on the West Coast spanning from California, Nevada and Washington.
East Lawn Funeral Service, Elk Grove, has been entrusted with arrangements.


  • Mike Gillispie says:

    Please accept my condolences and those of our staff on the loss of your loved one.

  • Sabrina Reese says:

    We will miss you grandma Mildred, now your with grandpa Harry…love you both forever, love Samantha

  • Brandy Franklin says:

    You will truley be missed by so many people. You had a wonderful heart full of love and every body loved you. RIP Grandma

  • Cynthia says:

    I’m sorry for your family’s loss, I love you daughter

  • Cindi (McMillan) Leach says:

    Praying you find strength in each other and your memories at this time of great loss and sadness.

  • Rene Burrows says:

    May you rest in peace Aunt Mildred. Love you

  • Wanda Burrows says:

    May aunt Mildred rest in peace I’m sorry for your family loss. Love you good-bye

  • Joseph William Franklin says:

    My Grandma was a shining example to all of us. She tried her hardest to make sure us kids learned the most imporant lessons of kindness and empathy. I myself will spend all my life to set the same example for my family

  • Thomasena Liechti says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with your family during this difficult time. I will always have such wonderful memories growing up next to the Franklin family. She will truely be missed.

  • Betty Morones says:

    Grandma was a special and wonderful lady she was always there for everyone now she is God special angel and our guardian angel rest in peace

  • Kral Family says:

    We are very sorry for your loss. All who knows, will miss you. Rest in peace

  • kathryn says:

    Words can never describe how much i truely love adorr and miss you. You was the best grandma/mom i could have ever asked for. You taught me everything I know and i wouldnt be the woman or wife i am today if it wasnt for you. I thank you for always being there after you raided your own kids you turned around and raised some of us as well. Never did you turn your back on us, and thats why I never turned my back on you. Its hard going from seeing you, talking to you and hugging you every single day to not seeing you at all. I love you very much I promise ill always keep our memories alive. Thank you grandma for all you’ve ever done. Give grandpa a hug and kiss from me. Love always your Baby doll

  • Andrew Kral says:

    Our grandmother was one of the most wonderful people in the world. She was friendly to everyone and would help anyone who needed it. She showed me and all of our family undescribable amounts of love. We are saddened to have lost such a great woman, but she was called home to God’s side. You will be deeply missed but at least you are back beside Grandpa.

  • Melba strom says:

    Mildred my dear Sister will be truly missed. Mildred took her responsibility of being the eldest child serious and kept us all informed of special events and getting us together. We love you and will miss you dearly.

  • Deborah Wormington says:

    I will miss you

  • Wayne says:

    Love and miss you you thought us so much

  • Lazandra Hunt (Boobie) says:

    I will hold all our memories close to my heart..I love and will miss you Grandma Mildred

  • Art Aguirre says:

    You will be missed from long friend growing up in Galt and Sacramenro, Ca. Remembering all the wonderful memories, Art Aguirre

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