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Franklin D. Guinn
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The Colonial Chapel of Franklin and Downs was in charge of arrangements for Franklin D. Guinn, of Modesto. He died July 13, 2008 at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.

A funeral service was held Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church in Modesto. Interment was at Acacia Memorial Park.

Born June 17, 1933, Mr. Guinn was a military veteran honorably discharged in 1961. A contractor for 53 years, Mr. Guinn was a member of the Carpenters Local Union #25 and most recently worked for C.W. Brower Inc. As a contractor he assisted in the building of the Mitchell Road Bridge between Ceres and Modesto. Mr. Guinn also helped to construct buildings in Modesto and the surrounding area including Calvary Baptist Church, Sylvan Middle School, Graceda Mansion, Stanislaus Surgery Center, and all 10 Stop 'N Save stores as well as many medical, dental, other commercial buildings and custom homes in Northern California.

Frank loved water skiing, wood working and spending time with his family on the houseboat he built with his two sons. He developed and patented the safety flag water skiers still used to this day. He also loved trips to the Sierras with his wife Georgia. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and had a strong relationship with God.

He leaves behind his wife, Georgia M. Guinn of Modesto; his children, Landy Guinn, Lori Bolt, and Lisa Price all of Modesto; his grandchildren, Lindsey Bird, Cameron Guinn, Clinton Young, Robert Bolt, Abbie Price and Jacob Price, all of Modesto and Leann Young-Marcano-Johnson of New York City; and great-granddaughters Ava Price and Keira Bird. He was preceded in death by parents James Guinn, Minnie Guinn, son Larry Guinn and seven brothers and six sisters.

Remembrances may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church, 1732 Miller Avenue, Modesto, CA in remembrance of Frank Guinn.

-Ceres (Calif.) Courier /July 23, 2008