MaryAnne Franklin

Mary Anne Franklin, 72, of College Station passed away on December 18, 2014 with cremation services provided by Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Crematory. A celebration of her life is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday March 1 at Lake Bryan.

Mary Anne was a 1961 graduate of A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, and then graduated from Oklahoma State University at Stillwater. With a passion for education, she earned a M.S.A. from Notre Dame University and in 1999 an Ed.D. from the University of Houston. She served as a nursing facility administrator and as an educator in allied health science programs in universities, including the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor in Benton, Texas.

Survivors include her sons, Eric Fraim of Santa Cruz, Calif., Luke and Walter Witosky of San Antonio; as well as her father, Ted E. Franklin, D.V.M. of College Station; a sister, Betty Franklin Harrelson of Erie, Colo.; two brothers, Joseph W. Franklin, M.D. of Independence, and John E. Franklin D.V.M., Lynchburg Va. Also surviving are her four beloved grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

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  1. I was sad to find Mary Anne’s obituary. Last I heard from her was probably last fall. She was kind enough to send flowers for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Had she been well, I am sure she would have come in May 2014. She is one of the few people we still knew who was present in May 1989 when we married in Minnesota. In fact she read then a poem I wrote entitled “Ode to Love”. She did a wonderful reading. Since she could not be here this time, I placed a lovely scarf on the altar at the outside gazebo overlooking the ocean in Gloucester. She sent it to me as a gift after I had cared for her in the summer 2013 for about 10 days.
    We will always have a special connection.

    I am sorry for the entire family’s loss.


  2. Daphna and Betty, I am sorry to read of the death of Mary Anne.
    I remember all the sisters (and the 2 little brothers) so well
    from so many years ago. I hope all is well with you and your families.

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