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Inez Jan Franklin Martin
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Birth: Feb. 16, 1906
Coke County
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1979
Orange County
California, USA

Aunt Inez was born Inez Doris Franklin on February 16, 1906 in Edith, Coke County, Texas. She changed her middle name to Jan although she sometimes signed artwork as Jan Martin. She was an accomplished artist with well over 15 years' experience and had a showing at the Verdugo Hills (California) Art Association of her watercolors and oils. Inez worked in oils, watercolors, cassein, just about all painting media. Her paintings ranged from portraiture to landscapes and still-lifes. For an interview with her job as an inspector at an electronics plant in Pasadena, she mentioned that an oil portrait represented about a month's work with brushes and palette knife, while she might spend as short a time as one afternoon on a watercolor scene. Inez never had any formal training and chose painting as her hobby and taught herself the intricacies of fine arts and the technical skill that go with talent in painting.
She was married to Dave Martin, a sailor, for a long time, according to her sisters Vi and Joan. They divorced and she never remarried. They never had children of their own; however, she was well-known to her many nieces and nephews as a wonderful person. She is remembered best as living in La Crescenta with her dogs. Her last dog was Mitzi. She and Mitzi made all children feel welcome at her home. She wrote Thelma's granddaughter for many years and sent her an afghan she made. Although she sold many of her paintings, Inez gave artwork to her sisters and brothers and their children.
She cared for her father, Anderson, for many years until he died at the age of 96 at her home. Inez died at the age of 72 at UCI Medical Center in the city of Orange on February 2, 1979. She is buried at Forest Lawn Park in Glendale. 
Family links: 
  Anderson Lane Franklin (1866 - 1962)
  Blanche Henrietta Stone Franklin (1870 - 1934)
  Nellie Demoretta Sophronia Franklin Brewer (1888 - 1987)*
  Oscar Elon Franklin (1891 - 1963)*
  Willie Belle Franklin Simons (1894 - 1985)*
  Thelma Blanche Andre Franklin Schambers (1895 - 1979)*
  Leonard Anderson Franklin (1897 - 1973)*
  Viola Hixie Franklin Paulsen (1899 - 1999)*
  Donna Deane Franklin Armstrong (1901 - 1989)*
  Nona Jean Franklin Tompkins (1903 - 1991)*
  Inez Jan Franklin Martin (1906 - 1979)
  John Abe Franklin (1908 - 1994)*
  Margaret Ella Franklin Vance (1910 - 1996)*
  Joan Carol Franklin Shuler (1912 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Wee Kirk Churchyard, Map A08, Lot 1838, Space 4
Created by: Margie & Bob von M
Record added: Jan 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32973833
Inez Jan <i>Franklin</i> Martin
Added by: Margie & Bob von M
Inez Jan <i>Franklin</i> Martin
Added by: Margie & Bob von M
Inez Jan <i>Franklin</i> Martin
Added by: Margie & Bob von M
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Everyone LOVED Aunt Inez and her dog, Mitzi!
- Margie
 Added: Jun. 13, 2014

- Steve Perry
 Added: May. 10, 2009

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