Nancy Edwards Franzen

DULUTH Nancy Edwards Franze;n Nancy Franze;n of Duluth, Georgia died on May 21, 2013. She was born on December 30, 1928 in Martinsville, Virginia, the only child of John and Thelma Edwards. She graduated from Lynchburg College and earned a Masters degree from Furman University. She married Charles Franze;n in 1951 and they lived a truly shared life together until his death in 2008. Nancy retired from Dekalb County Schools after serving as a reading specialist at Hambrick Elementary School, Stone Mountain, for many years. Nancy and Charlie lived in Avondale Estates for thirty-five years and were faithful members and leaders of their church, Holy Cross Episcopal. Nancy loved to cook, entertain, travel, and read. She was beloved by her family and made so many friends throughout every walk of her life. She is survived by her children, Steve Franze;n and his wife, Terry, of Duluth, and Tim Franze;n and his wife, Dee, of Vienna, Georgia , her beloved grandchildren, Sarah Franze;n of Cleveland, Mississippi, Charles Chip Franze;n, currently serving in the Peace Corps in Madagascar, and Scott Franze;n of Atlanta, and her extended family. The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff at Ivey Hall Memory Care and Regency Hospice for their loving care for Nancy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Church Episcopal designated for the Haiti Fund, 400 Holcomb Bridge Road, Norcross, Georgia 30071. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at Christ Church on Saturday, May 25 at 11:00 a.m. A reception for friends and family will follow the service in the Parish Hall. Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Norcross/Peachtree Corners, GA 30092, (770) 448-5757.