Marilyn Louise Smith-Franks

Marilyn Louise Smith-Franks, 82, a former Montesano resident, died Thursday, January 16, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital surrounded by her family. Marilyn was born April 6, 1931, in Hoquiam to Wesley and Virginia (Gates) Smith. She married Tracy Franks September 15, 1967. He died August of 1997.

Marilyn was a homemaker, loved spending time with family, traveling, and collected all things Panda. She was a member of the Montesano Eagles, VFW Auxilary, The American Legion, and Xi Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.

She is survived by Randall Boyer of Red Bluff, Calif.; Kathie Hood of Westport; Virginia (Bruce) Jones of Satsop; Marty Franks and Jill of Hoquiam; Kendall (Teresa) Franks of Satsop; Tracy (Monica) Franks of Issaquah; and numerous grand, great, and great great grandchildren who she loved dearly.

By her request, there will be no funeral and donations be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.

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