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Shirla Franz

January 6, 1914 — March 18, 2015

Shirla Celestia Davis Franz, longtime resident of Driggs, Idaho, passed away 3/18/15, at the age of 101 . She was born January 6, 1914, in Teton City, Idaho, to Ira Davis and Louisa Clark Davis. Until her passing she was the oldest resident in Teton Valley. She attended grade school in the old rock school house at Canyon Creek. She later graduated from High School in Sugar City, Idaho, in 1933. She attended Nurses training and worked in the Idaho Falls LDS hospital. In 1935 she married Dick Pierson and they moved to Daniel, Wyoming, where they worked for P. C. Hansen. They then moved to a home site west of Victor, Idaho, where Dick passed away from throat cancer. Shirla then went back to school, earning her LPN. She then worked at Teton Valley Hospital and St. Johns Hospital in Jackson Hole, Wyo. She really loved nursing saying that "It was the most exciting time of my life." She then married Charles Larsen in 1960. They were married for sixteen years and she attended to him before he succumbed to bone cancer. In 1978 she married George Franz, a rancher from Daniel, Wy. He passed away in December of 1983, from complications of surgery. Shirla was very close to his three daughters from his first marriage, Marge Lambson, Maxine Calvert and Marlene Mobley.

She was an active member of the Church of JESUS CHRIST of LDS. She was like a grandmother to Chris and Sue Champlin's children who lived next to her.

She enjoyed doing word-finds, crocheting, cooking and knitting.

She was proceeded in her death by her parents and her three brothers, Leo (Gladys) Davis, Ira (Leola) Davis and Jay (Phillys) Davis.

We would like to thank the staff of Teton Peaks Assisted Living Center and the Teton Valley Hospital for their loving care of Shirla.

Funeral will be held 3/25/15 (Wed) 11:00 am at the Driggs, Idaho Stake Center. With the viewing from 9:30 to 10:45 am.

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