June 26, 1955 - March 29, 2020
Melisse Franklin (Farnam) Melisse Kay Franklin, 64, of Wenatchee, WA went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 29, 2020 after an extended illness. She was born June 26, 1955 in Soap Lake, WA to Melford Bruce and Dorothy Clarisse Farnam (Beam). She grew up loving art, music, drawing, dancing (including belly dancing), sewing, crocheting, cooking and baking. In 1971, she met the love of her life James Franklin at a dance, where they connected right away. Through their union of 44 years James and Melisse raised two daughters. Throughout her life Melisse continued to grow in her faith and love of the Lord. She worked at Stemilt Growers for many years and was forced to quit after a car accident left her unable to work. She loved cooking and baking and made “care packages” of sugar cookies and fudge yearly for her family members. Her interests were eclectic; from collecting antiques to refurbishing furniture, she was accomplished at it. She would later be diagnosed with a disability that left her unable to participate in the activities she loved, but she continued to find happiness caring for her dog Braun. One of the greatest joys in her life was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a loving, kind and generous woman. She is survived by two daughters; Tanya Ermine-McGraw (Terry) and Elita Franklin; granddaughter Cheyanna Padron (Ricky); grandsons Jacob McGraw (Aimee), Shadow Ermine, and James Franklin II, great-granddaughters Reylynn, Sawyer, and Sterling; and great-grandson Ricky Jr. a brother, Arnold Toland (Shirley); sisters Camilla Hatch (Joseph), Debra Tegoseak (Clarence), and Yvonne Lane (Donald); and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, parents, and brother Robert. Due to the COVID-19 virus Pandemic, no service will be offered at this time. However, a Celebration of Life will be planned for later this year.
Melisse Franklin (Farnam) Melisse Kay Franklin, 64, of Wenatchee, WA went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 29, 2020 after an extended illness. She was born June 26, 1955 in Soap Lake, WA to Melford Bruce and Dorothy Clarisse Farnam (Beam). She... View Obituary & Service Information
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