Janet S FranklinMarch 2, 1944 ~ November 16, 2017 (age 73)
Janet Spencer Franklin, age 73, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2017 with her family
by her side. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother. Born March 2, 1944 in Oakland,
California to Allan Thomas Spencer II and Elizabeth Spencer, Janet joined her older brother
Allan Thomas Spencer III. She spent her childhood years in Gerber and Red Bluff, California
where she graduated high school and earned a degree and teaching certificate from Chico
State University. She met the love of her life, Wayne Franklin, at a ski club and they were
married on August 28, 1971. They enjoyed 49 wonderful years together and their two
daughters Kathryn Hilary and Elizabeth Anne cherish the years they had with their wonderful
Jan and her family spent much of their years together in Los Altos, California where she was a
homemaker, Sunday school teacher and devoted wife to Wayne and mother to her girls. The
family relocated to Kalispell, Montana in 2007 and she loved her time under the Big Sky. Since
coming to Montana, Jan embedded herself in the community and leaves behind numerous
beloved friends. Jan’s faith in Jesus Christ was paramount in her life and she was a true prayer
warrior and loving friend. Jan always put the needs of others first and her family takes solace
that she’s with her Heavenly Father.
Jan is survived by her husband Wayne, and daughters Kathryn and Elizabeth (Walter). She
leaves behind her brother Allan Thomas Spencer III (Hilary) and nephew Allan Thomas Spencer
IV (Lisa) and their daughters Charlotte and Stella. On the Franklin side of the family, Jan leaves
behind her brother in law, Kent Franklin (Marian) and daughter Barbara Jorgensen (Dan) and
their daughters Anna and Alex.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Kalispell Regional Medical Center for taking such
excellent care of Jan in her time of need. A private family burial has occurred and a memorial
service is planned for later date to be announced. Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family.