Alieen Mae Pyne Franklin, 84, of Columbia, S.C., died Thursday, March 5, 2020.
Born Dec. 11, 1935, in Newport, R.I., she was a daughter of the late Anthony Christopher and Irene A. Gill Pyne. She attended the University of Vermont and left school to marry the love of her life, the late LTC Robert Andrew Franklin, U.S. Air Force (Ret.).
Aileen enjoyed travelling throughout the world as a devoted Air Force wife and mother. She enjoyed cooking for her family, learning to cook Asian and European local favorites while stationed there.
Aileen loved the blessing of giving and volunteered with the Red Cross wherever she lived. She was full of love but no more so than her love of the Catholic Church. Aileen was a devout loving practicing Catholic her entire life.
Survivors include her children Andrew Anthony Franklin (Bonnie), Marie Josephine Franklin, Jeanette Franklin Barber (Cecil) Therese Anne Franklin (Bob), Catherine Franklin DeVito (Matthew) and Christopher Louis Franklin; grandchildren Anthony and Nathaniel Jenkins, Casey Maye DeVito, Taylor and Zachary Franklin and Christina Barber; as well as a sister Patricia Pyne.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Allysha Anne Franklin.
A service for Mrs. Franklin is being planned for the summer in her beloved home state of Vermont. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 721 Polo Road, Columbia, SC, 29223.
Memories and condolences may be shared at ShivesFuneralHome.com