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Simon "Skeeter" Tanguma Franco Jr. III

November 17, 1943 ~ January 18, 2018 (age 74)

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Simon “Skeeter” Franco Jr. passed away on January 18, 2018 in Garland, Texas.


Simon “Skeeter” Franco Jr. III  was born on November 17, 1943 in Marlin, Texas to Simon Franco Sr. and Sally Tanguma. Skeeter joined the National Guard and the United States Army where he served his country honorably. He fought in the Vietnam War as a gunner on a MedEvac Chopper. Skeeter loved cars, especially his ’57 Chevy and being outdoors. In his spare time, there is nothing Simon loved more than fishing. Once the cremation takes place, his son will take him back to his favorite fishing spots and give him back to nature.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Simon is preceded in death by his parents, Simon and Sally; brother, Daniel Franco; sisters, Francis, Jane, Lupe, Georgia and Maria.

He is survived by his brother, Sonny T. Franco and his wife, Mary of Caldwell Idaho; sons, Gabriel Franco and his wife, Nancy of Garland, Texas, Guy Franco and his wife, Maggie of Nampa, Idaho and Simon Franco III of Caldwell, Idaho; daughters, Amber Lynn Hanson of Boise, Idaho and Jackie Valdez; grandchildren, Daniel J. Franco, Ean Franco, John Franco, Corina Davila, Makyla Hanson, Ashley Hanson, Emma Hanson, Jamie Valdez, and Erica Valdez; and many other relatives and friends.

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Family to do services at later date

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