“Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” Emily Dickinson
Our whole family feels the loss of Roberta Franklin, who left us on early morning, March 13, at McKee Medical Center’s Hospice unit following a stroke a few days before.
Roberta was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on February 26, 1940. She married Chuck Franklin, the love of her life, in 1959.
Roberta and Chuck spent many years of marriage living and working in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where Chuck was an elementary teacher, then principal. Roberta owned her own frame shop Manor Art and Frame Gallery, and the two of them enjoyed everything Pittsburgh Steelers and had season tickets to the games for many years.
Roberta and Chuck relocated to Fort Collins, Colorado, to be near family in 2004 and moved into Sunflower Active Adult Community where Roberta was involved and made some especially good friends.
Roberta loved quilting, knitting, jewelry making, gardening, and having fun with family and wonderful friends. She enjoyed shopping and finding gifts for special occasions for all of us.
She was preceded in death by Chuck, her husband of 48 years, and her sister Joyce Woolley.
Roberta is survived by her nephew Erik Woolley, niece Karen Kapperman and her husband John, great-nephews Ethan and Ryan, Ethan’s fiancé Carissa Meline, her cousins Marty and Scott Marsh, Bruce McColl, and Deb Barber, some especially good friends, and her beloved Goldendoodle Murphy.
Memorial contributions can be made to Larimer County Humane Society in care of Vessey Funeral Services at 2649 E. Mulberry Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524.
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