David Franklin

Born: Wed., Apr. 10, 1935
Died: Fri., Jun. 2, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 05, 2017
Location: Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop

Memorial Gathering

10:00 AM Sat., Jun. 24, 2017
Location: St. Andrews

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David Arlen Franklin
Born April 10, 1945-Angel Wings June 2, 2017
Memorial Services: Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ St. Andrews, 10:00 a.m.
Military Services Skyview Memorial- June 24, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m.
Dinner and family visiting at Jim Wallis residence following Skyview services.

David Arlen Franklin was born to Lorena Sams and Claude Franklin at Thornhollow, Oregon.  He attended Thornhollow grade school, he graduated in 1954 from Weston High School where he excelled in and received numerous awards for his athleticism in football, basketball and track/field, and he was chosen to play in the East/West Shriners Football Game.

Arlen was a Veteran of the Navy Forces stationed on the U. S. S Cogswell.  He enlisted in 1954 and was honorably discharged in 1958.  He moved back to the Thornhollow/Gibbon area where he met the love of his life Martha Quaempts and they were married in 1961.   Arlen was a hard worker building many facilities within the Pendleton area.  He assisted in the construction on the expansion of St. Anthony’s, helped to build the highway between Arlington/Boardman area and several highways within the Pendleton area.  Arlen’s passion was horses, ranching and cattle.  He assisted his uncles, neighbors and many ranchers on the tribal horse roundup’s each year.   He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.   He enjoyed catching, preparing and sharing the elk, deer and fish meat with family, neighbors and families in need throughout the reservation.  Arlen could always be seen fishing at his favorite spot at Cascade Locks, Oregon on the scaffolds each spring and summer sharing fishing and river stories and his knowledge of the Tribal fishing Treaties.  

Arlen is survived by his wife, Martha Franklin, children Paula Wallis (Jim), David Franklin (Sandy), grandchildren-Cassandra, Jerimiah (Mindy), Josh (Ashley), Jessica, Rachael, Jacob.  Great Grandchildren-Hayden, Abi, Paityn, Paxton, Harper.  
In lieu of flowers please donate to the CTUIR George St. Dennis Auxiliary or Tribal Fire Department in Arlen’s honor.  

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Joan Pfaff
   Posted Sat June 03, 2017
My dear friend Martha,
You are in my prayers and I ask grace and blessing for your family.
much love

Jackie Cook
   Posted Wed June 07, 2017
Peace and prayers for the Franklin Family.

Debbie von Borstel (Towne)
   Posted Wed June 14, 2017
Martha, Paula and David,
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. You have a strong family to help you deal with your loss. Take care of one another and make your dad proud.

Janyce Quaempts & Family
   Posted Wed June 21, 2017
Love and prayers to all the family, we will certainly miss Grumpy Old Man but we have so many precious memories to hold near and dear within our hearts.

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