In Memory of Joan Franson

It is with a heavy heart that we report the loss of a great, great woman and an extremely active and dedicated member of the Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs.


Joan Franson passed away on October 17, 2014.

Joan was currently serving on the National Garden Club Board of Directors as Horticulture Committee – Indoor Gardening Chairman.  She was also a member of the Golden Circle Committee.  Joan also served as the National Parliamentarian during Lois Shuster’s Administration from 2001-2003 and was the Colorado State Parliamentarian and Rocky Mountain Regional Parliamentarian.

Joan was a noted horticulturist who knew everything about growing roses in Colorado, and a great supporter of gardening in Colorado from local clubs to Denver Botanic Gardens.

A memorial will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10 AM in Mitchell Hall at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

Donations may be made in her name to:

Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.
The Denver Rose Society
The Centennial Chinese Shar-Pei Club
The Denver Botanic Gardens
The Colorado Garden Foundation.

Joan will be truly missed.

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