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Elaine Franklin

Obituary of Elaine M. (Rock) Franklin

Elaine M. (Rock) Franklin Ellenburg Depot - Elaine M. (Rock) Franklin, 45, formerly of Route 11, Ellenburg Depot, died Monday, September 15, 2008, at her home in LaHonda, California, as a result of complications with diabetes, a disease she struggled with for many years. She was born in Plattsburgh, September 17, 1962, the daughter of Vernon and Helen (Welch) Rock. Elaine graduated from Northern Adirondack Central School in 1980. She attended Canton College and continued her education at Central City Business Institute in Syracuse. Elaine loved her cats and as a youth enjoyed target shooting with her father. Survivors include her two sons, Ryan C. Murdoch, stationed in Japan with the U.S. Air Force, and David T. Rock of LaHonda, Calif.; her parents, Vernon and Helen Rock of Chazy Lake, and Ocala, Fla.; a sister, Linda Buxton, of Ocala, Fla.; a sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Hany Fathalla of Cedar Park, Texas; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Martha Rock of Ocala, Fla.; seven aunts, Thelma LaBombard, Nesta Rock, Irene Gilmore, Colleen Rock, Jane Floyd, Josephine Bushey and Geraldine and husband John Langston; four uncles, Leonard and wife Julianna Welch, Thomas and wife Joanne Welch, Bernard and wife Patricia Rock, and Weston Wilbur; a special friend, Michael Bouyea; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her grandparents; two aunts, Lorraine Rock Porter and Elaine Rock Bailey; eight uncles, Gerald Rock, Jimmy Wilbur, Francis Welch, Ralph Floyd, Martin Bushey, Richard LaBombard, and a favorite uncle, David Rock of LaHonda, Calif., Thomas Welch Sr. and Edith Welch Barletta of Chazy Lake, Patrick Rock of Ellenburg and Percy Wilbur of Keene, N.H. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 11am at the Sheldon Hill Cemetery on the Plank Road in Ellenburg Depot. A gathering of loved ones and friends will follow at the Ellenburg Depot Fire Station Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the David Rock Educational Fund. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 793 Gilbert Road, Mooers. To light an online candle and offer condolences in the memory of Elaine (Rock) Franklin please visit 643-9055
A Memorial Tree was planted for Elaine
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hamilton Funeral Home