Audrey was born Jan. 27, 1923. She was the second child born of four to Mack and Judy Carpenter. She grew up in and around Minneapolis, N.C.
Audrey married Arlon Franklin on Dec. 12, 1943, in Linville County, N.C. They had four children; Jack, Jim, Bill and Geraline.
In 1951 they moved to Tygh Valley, Ore., where they lived the rest of their lives. Audrey enjoyed raising a big garden, canning and raising her chickens.
Audrey is survived by her four children; Jack (Audrey) Franklin of Brighton, Colo., Jim (Cheryl) Franklin of The Dalles, Bill Franklin of Tygh Valley, Geraline (Daniel) Olp of The Dalles; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Audrey was preceded in death by her husband, Arlon, mother, father and three siblings.
The family is having a graveside service on Feb. 22, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Tygh Valley Cemetery.
A viewing will be held Feb. 21 from 2-7 p.m. at Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home in The Dalles, Ore.
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