Vira Willetta Franklin

Vira Willetta Franklin

Vira Willetta Franklin, known by all as Billie, went to be with her beloved Lord and Savior Tuesday, November 24, 2015.

Billie was the first travel agent on the Eastside in 1952. She owned and worked Overlake Travel in Bellevue for 48 years until she retired at age 77 in 2000.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Alice and Ortan Shoemaker, four siblings, her eldest son, Larry Franklin and grandson, Joshua Franklin.

Billie is survived by her husband Wib of 75 years, son Paul Franklin (Renee) and daughter-in-law, Georgia Franklin. Also, five grandsons and many great-grandchildren and great-greats.

A memorial celebration will be held Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Rose Hill Presbyterian Church, 12202 NE 90th St, Kirkland, WA 98033. Phone number 425-827-4649.

Billie requested no flowers or memorials, just to have an open heart for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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