Betty J. Franklin
January 10, 1925-September 29, 2009
Betty Jean Franklin, 84, of Lowell, died Tuesday, September 29, 2009, at Circle of Life in Springdale.
She was born January 10, 1925, in Cimarron, Okla. One of eleven children, she was the daughter of Homer and
Betty was a devoted wife and mother who left her job at Daisy in 1972 to take care of her granddaughter, Robyn,
because she said “there’s no one that can take care of that baby like me.” Thereafter, she was affectionately
known as “GaGa.”
In her spare time, Betty enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles and playing cards. She loved to travel and went
on several cruises in the Caribbean. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lowell.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. “Bob” Franklin, whom she married on September 19, 1947.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda Thrasher (and her husband David) of Rogers and Peggy Cannon (and her
husband Mike) of Montgomery, Texas; three brothers Vernal Thomas of Sandy, Utah, Bobby Thomas and
Jimmy Thomas both of La Pine, Oregon; one sister Phyllis Leslie, Knoxville, Tennessee; one granddaughter
Robyn Schaub (and her husband Adam) of Dallas, Texas;; two grandsons Brian Cannon and Sean Cannon, both
of Houston, Texas two great-granddaughters Avery Schaub and Cecily Schaub of Dallas, Texas.
A celebration of Betty’s life will be held Friday, October 2, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Lowell, with
Brother Gary Thomas and Brother Ben Rowell officiating. The family will greet visitors in the church narthex
following the service. A private family graveside was held in Benton County Memorial Park, of Rogers.
Memorials may be made to the Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, AR 72745 or the First
Baptist Church of Lowell, 409 S. Johnson Street, Lowell, AR 72745.