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FRANKLIN -- MARTHA JOANNE Age 85, of Corrales, NM passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2012 after a prolonged illness. She was born on June 17, 1927 in Pueblo CO. She was preceded by her parents, Elsie and Richard Biffle; brother, Richard L. Biffle; sister, Thelma Brooks; daughter, Joanne Marie Franklin; son, John Rex Franklin, II. She is survived by her husband, Julian Rex Franklin; daughter, Mary Ellen Underwood, granddaughters, Julianne Marie Ogilvie and Joanne Rhea Ogilvie; grandson, Justin Ray Franklin. JoAnne was a teacher who loved teaching the second and third grade children. She began her teaching career at Dulce, NM at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Boarding school. Following that she was Principal-Teacher at Elk Silver day school on the Mescalaero Reservation. At Shiprock, NM she taught fourth grade at the Shiprock BIA Boarding School. She followed her husband to Roswell, NM and then to Crownpoint, NM. While at Crownpoint she taught at several outlying day schools. After the family moved to Gallup, NM she taught as a Reading Specialist at Gallup Public schools, Cathedral Elementary School and at several of the outlying Gallup McKinley Public Schools. When her husband was reassigned to Albuquerque she taught at the Santo Domingo school until she retired. JoAnne was active in civic affairs serving as a Girl Scout leader, a member of the Centennial Commission in Gallup and as Secretary of the Gallup Country Club. She was a long time member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas both in Gallup and Corrales where she served as Regent. She was a member of the XI Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, International Honorary Society of Women Educators, where she served as Chapter President and later as NM State President. She was a member of San Ysidro Roman Catholic Church in Corrales, NM. A Viewing will be held at 10:00 am, with the Rosary being recited at 10:30 am following with a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at San Ysidro Catholic Church, Corrales, NM. Interment will follow at the San Ysidro Cemetery in Corrales, NM. Pallbearers will be Joseph Lucero, Cliff Farfan, Jacob DeHerrera, Harry Delap, Gilbert Montano and Tony Vigil. To view information or leave a condolence please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-9920
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