BOUNTIFUL-- On July 8, 2000, after a courageous battle, Floyd Maxwell Franson returned to the open and loving arms of our Lord. He joins his loving wife who he missed terribly for the last 18 months; son, Michael; parents; and two brothers, Max and Larry.
Born Aug. 21, 1924, in Oakley, UT to William Smith and Ida Murl Maxwell Fran-son. He had a deep affection for the out-doors, especially fly fishing and camping. Retired after 45 years from American Oil.
He loved his country and served proudly during World War II on the Navy Minesweeper, the USS Gaiety. He married Ranae Hatch in Oakley, UT, Feb. 14, 1948; sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple April 20, 1967. They had six children whom he loved very much. He taught them by his example the value of honest hard work.
Survived by his children, William Clark, Spokane, WA.; Julie, Woods Cross; Lois (Bradley) Fisher, Salt Lake City; Brent Floyd, Woods Cross; Carrie Ellen (Sean) Ashwell, Sandy; grandchildren, Trish and Scott Franson, Erika, Erin, Emilee and Andrew Fisher, Elizabeth Ranae Ashwell; sister, Jeanette F. Sparrow, South Ogden; brother, Ned M. Franson, West Valley City; sisters-in-law, Ellen Franson, Richfield, UT; Kay Franson, Cen-terville; Janet Franson, Magna; Gary (Miles) Flake, Logan; Wendy (Robert) Wood, Albion, WA; and brother-in-law, Clark (Evelyn) Hatch, Vernal, UT.
Service will be12 noon Wed. July 12, in the Woods Cross LDS 3rd Ward Chapel, 1450 S. 350 W., Bountiful. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tues. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary Chapel, 295 N. Main, and 10:45-11:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment, Bountiful City Cemetery.