West Seattle love story: 70th anniversary for Kermit & Faye Franks

February 23, 2012 at 3:59 am | In West Seattle history, West Seattle news, West Seattle people | 18 Comments

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.

Congratulations!

18 Comments

  1. Congratulations, Kerm & Faye!

    Comment by WSLifer — 5:28 am February 23, 2012 #

  2. Happy Anniversary and Congratulations! I have many fond memories of you both!

    Comment by Rita — 6:37 am February 23, 2012 #

  3. Congratulations!!! 70 years is just amazing! You should be very, very proud. What a beautiful example.

    Comment by A — 7:45 am February 23, 2012 #

  4. Congratulations! I love the pictures.

    Comment by Mary — 7:47 am February 23, 2012 #

  5. This is awesome. Congratulations!

    Comment by A — 9:06 am February 23, 2012 #

  6. God Bless them!

    Comment by WSratsinacage — 9:26 am February 23, 2012 #

  7. Congratulations! To love someone and to be able to share 70 years together is incredible!

    Comment by Quilter — 10:26 am February 23, 2012 #

  8. Wonderful and congratulations. What an inspiration :-)

    Comment by SJoy — 10:30 am February 23, 2012 #

  9. I’m even more impressed that they are both healthy/happy 94 yrs old; inspiring!!!

    Comment by Diane — 11:06 am February 23, 2012 #

  10. Love to both of you dear friends. Happy 70th!!!

    Comment by Norma — 12:49 pm February 23, 2012 #

  11. Wow! That’s amazing! Congratulations, Franks, and God bless!

    Comment by OP — 1:40 pm February 23, 2012 #

  12. Congratulations to you !!! Mr. Franks, I really enjoyed your U.S. history class. Best Wishes !!

    Comment by Peter Lewis — 2:16 pm February 23, 2012 #

  13. PARTY AT THE KENNEY! yahoo!

    Comment by Buck — 2:29 pm February 23, 2012 #

  14. Beautiful! What an amazing love story.

    Comment by Stacy — 6:02 pm February 23, 2012 #

  15. CONGRATULATIONS! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

    Comment by Aman — 7:13 pm February 23, 2012 #

  16. They really are such lovely people.

    Happy anniversary, and many more.

    Comment by transplantella — 9:05 pm February 23, 2012 #

  17. Happy Anniversary and Congratulations!

    Comment by Marinó — 4:32 am February 24, 2012 #

  18. That is some rare accomplishment!!! Best wishes for Mr. Franks and his bride!!!!

    Comment by Mark Reilly — 1:07 pm February 24, 2012 #

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