Obituaries & Tributes

Connie Ardella Franz

date of birth March 17 1946

date of death January 11 2020

A wonderfully articulate, intelligent and very determined lady passed into Heaven Jan. 11, 2020 surrounded by her family in Canby, Ore., where she had lived with her wonderful husband, Jerry Franz, for many years. She was born March 17, 1946 in Portland and at the time of her passing she was 73. She was the youngest of three children of George W. Boos and Ardella (Schreiber) Boos of Milwaukie. She graduated from Milwaukie High School in 1964 the attended several colleges in the area.

On March 22, 1965 she married Jerry E. Franz from Canby in Milwaukie after meeting him while working at United Grocers. They had a wonderful marriage for 54 years. Connie was an excellent employee and worked very hard. She started at a local A & W Rootbeer store, worked for several finance companies, and then the U.S. Army as a civilian payroll employee. Her other employment included the EPA, U.S. Forest Service where she retired as a Senior Procurement Specialist. She was active in and supported the DAR, American Legion, NRA and Oak Hills Presbyterian Church where she was a member for many years.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry E. Franz; son, Clint (Judy); daughter, Sherrie (Kevin) Irwin of McMinnville; brothers, Stuart of Gladstone and Keith (Beverly) of Ocean Park, Wash.; brother-in-law, Ray Franz (Connie) of Iowa; and seven grandchildren.

A service will be held at 1 p.m., Jan. 22, 2020, at Canby Funeral Chapel, 160 S. Grant Street with Reverend Jeremy Sanderson officiating and she will be buried later in Zion Memorial Park in Canby.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Daughters of the American Revolution or the ASPCA.

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Candle lit by Staff at Canby-Molalla Funeral Chapel Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Charlotte Smelser Cook I will miss you, dear friend of mine for past 68 years.

Candle lit by Cyndi Boos May you rest peacefully now and be united with your parents. I will miss you very much. Thank you for being such a great Aunt. I will always treasure our times together and things you taught me, like how to swim. You never forgot my birthday and I loved every thoughtful card. You were there for me through a surgery and after. Your love and thoughtfulness meant so much to me. Love always and forever,,, Cyndi

Candle lit by Sherrie Franz Irwin Thank you Connie first of all for making my dad happy for well over 50 years. Secondly for loving me as your own. There were so many lessons I should have taken more seriously at the time, but as I grow older I have not forgotten and now I thank you for them. You will be missed more then you would have thought could be possible. ❤️

Candle lit by Lisa Rice Thank You for your Love Aunt Connie was the strongest Woman I know. Inspire of Chronic Illness, she was a head of her time, A Female working in Forestry Management,” Empowered Women, Empower Women,” A Rock Star,” Peace, Love and Joy in Christ for Eternity

Candle lit by Susan Prentiss I have always held Connie in the highest regard. She was a colleague in the Forest Service for many years, and I learned so much from her. I was a intimidated by her when I first met her, but it didn't take long to realize just how special and smart she was. I was certainly better for knowing her. RIP Connie - I will always remember you.

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