That’s Kermit and Faye Franks on their wedding day 70 years ago. Preparing to help them celebrate the milestone with a party this weekend, their family shared that photo as well as this one taken in 2008:
And here’s the announcement they sent us to share with you:
Dr. Kermit Franks and his wife Faye, both 94, are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary Sunday (Feb. 26) with a reception from 2 – 4 pm at The Kenney.
Kerm and Faye have been West Seattle residents since immediately after World War II. Kerm was a teacher, activities coordinator and the vice principal at West Seattle High School from 1945 until 1968. He retired from Seattle Public Schools as a central office administrator in 1975.
Kerm and Faye were married on Feb. 21, 1942, at her parents’ house in Clinton, Kansas. The war took Kerm to service in Alaska. When the war ended, the couple decided against returning to Kansas, and instead made their home in West Seattle, where their four children were born. All four of their children graduated from WSHS. West Seattle also is the home of two of the Franks’ granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.
Kerm and Faye together managed the Seabeck Conference Center from 1961 until 1975. Both have been members of Tibbetts United Methodist Church since 1960. They enjoy spending time at their Lake Cushman cabin with their extended family, including all seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.