Roy Leonard Franse

December 29, 1932 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Roy Franse Obituary

A celebration of the life of Roy L. Franse, 91, of Clovis will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 27, 2024 at Central Baptist Church, 2501 North Norris Street, in Clovis.  There will be a time of visitation from 10:00 AM until service time.  Those desiring to make memorial contributions may send them to the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home, P O Box 629, Portales, NM 88130.

Roy L. Franse, age 91, passed away peacefully at home early on the morning of January 17, 2024 with his wife Jerrie, and son Clay, and his sister Thelma by his side. 

Roy was born in Portales, NM on Dec 29, 1932, to Walter and Jessie Franse. He was the tenth of 12 children.  Roy attended 12 years at Portales Schools. He was an outstanding athlete in school and was selected “Greatest Ram of PHS in 1952.  Roy attended ENMU excelling in Track and Field and Basketball. He received the Greatest Greyhound award his Senior year. In 1995 Roy was inducted into the Hall of Fame at ENMU.  Following his graduation with his MA degree, his teaching career began in 1957 at Clovis High School. He coached Basketball, Football, Track, and taught Social Studies. He later became an Administrator at CHS being in charge of all activities, and remained there for 35 years.

On July 3, 1957, he married Jerrie Lou Camp in Buckeye, NM and celebrated 66 years of marriage before his death.

He is survived by his wife Jerrie Lou of their home, a son and daughter-in-law, Nelson and Marie Franse of Albuquerque, and another son, Clayton Franse of Clovis; a grandson Colson Franse and wife, Kylie, a granddaughter Addison Pavek and husband, Josh; a great-granddaughter, Moriah Grace Pavek; his 2 sisters Thelma Anderson of Clovis, and Betty McCormick of Woodland Hills, CA.

He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 Brothers, C.W. Franse, Donald Franse, and Ralph Franse, and 5 Sisters, Marie Mackechnie, Carolyn Reese, Ida Purdum, Helen Franse, Letha Franse.

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January 27, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Central Baptist Church
2501 N Norris
Clovis, NM 88101

Celebration of Life
January 27, 2024

11:00 AM
Central Baptist Church
2501 N Norris
Clovis, NM 88101


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