Franklin Barrett Redfield


PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Franklin Barrett Redfield, at age 90 years and 11 months, died on Nov. 9, 2020, in Peachtree City, Georgia where he had made his home in recent years. 

Mr. Redfield was born in Torrington, Wyoming, the son of long-time residents Franklin “Red” Redfield and Alleen Redfield. He graduated from Torrington High School. While a high school student, he was an athlete lettering in football and basketball and a member of a dance band with a group of friends. He subsequently attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where he earned a degree in Chemical Engineering. He served on active duty in the United States Navy during the Korean War. 

He was married in 1958 to Audrey Wall Redfield of Williston, North Dakota, and his wife of 62 years. His professional life involved him in the petroleum business with Texaco Oil Company. During his 40-year career with Texaco they lived in Wyoming, Colorado, Trinidad in the West Indies and Caracas, Venezuela. He also worked and they lived in Egypt, Norway and Ecuador as well as Miami, Florida, where he retired.

Mr. Redfield is survived by his wife, Audrey, and his two daughters, Ann Redfield Nalepa, her husband, Joe, and Julie Redfield Lane, and her husband, Tom. He is also fondly remembered by his six granddaughters, Alexandra Nalepa McMenamin, and husband Patrick, Rachel Nalepa and Elizabeth Nalepa; Catherine Lane Faccento, and husband Chandler, Marianne Lane Healy, and husband Michael, and Christine Lane. A great grandson, Brodie McMenamin, was born in January of 2021. 

Mr. Redfield is buried at Riverview Cemetery in Williston, North Dakota. A Celebration of Life was held at First Lutheran Church in Williston on June 9, 2021.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the Salvation Army.

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