Images of a Life after Death
"Barbara Franklin, union activist and one of last year's recipients of the UTLA Woman of the Year Award, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, with her daughter, Amelia, and a few friends at her side. Many of you may know that Barbara had been waging a valiant fight against cancer over the past 2 1/2 years….Barbara's 18 years in the classroom, and a few years in a teacher release working with the Career Ladder Program at Beaudry, proved her dedication to education work, and the children whose lives she touched. Her work as a chapter chair, CTA State Council Rep, UTLA House member, NEA RA delegate, WHO award recipient, Women's Committee chair, and member of the Elections Committee, showed her dedication to justice and concern for her fellow teachers and colleagues.
She will be missed."
-Andy Griggs Wednesday October 24, 2007