Franie Calkins was born Dec. 14, 1935, in Warren County, Des Moines, Iowa, to Henry and Olive Wedekind.
Franie passed away Jan. 17, 2015, in Kingman.
She is survived by her daughter, Linde Todd of Kingman, and her son, Raymond Calkins of Phoenix.
She had three stepbrothers, Burke, Leslie and Wendell, and one stepsister, Evelyn. She was blessed with six grandchildren:
Pamela McNemar and Will Todd, both of Kingman, Tiffonie Vincent of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Bryan, Ryan and Jeremy Calkins of Roswell, N.M.
She was then blessed with 10 great-grandchildren: Alexis and Isabelle of Vancouver, Jon of California, Cullen, Haylee and Cayden, all of Kingman, Luke, Amitheist, Tanner and Breana, all of Roswell.
She will be very much missed by all who loved her, both family and friends.
Mom loved watching the birds with dad while having their coffee. She was the best from-scratch cook ever. She loved playing the piano, poetry, sewing and reading. She was an awesome all-around mother and homemaker.
Franie and Delbert just celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Oct. 7, 2014. Delbert preceded Franie in death on Dec. 28, 2014.
They are now home with the Lord, reunited with each other and friends and family who have gone before them. What a celebration!
"Dad and Mom, I love you like meat loves salt."
Services for Delbert and Frances Calkins will be held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 7 at Praise Chapel, 419 Harrison St. off of Hualapai Mountain Road. A potluck will follow after the services. Arrangements were placed under the care of Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.