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.