Socorro M. Franco, 81, died Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at the Salina Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 27, 1937, to Santiago and Gregoria (Ontiveros) Medrano in Nueva Rosita, Coahuila.

Socorro married Martin Franco on Oct. 23, 1960, in Nueva Rosita, Coahuila. He died May 7, 2016. She worked as a dietary aid for the school district while raising her children and taking care of the home.

She is survived by her children, Martin Franco Jr. of Portage, Mich., Bobby Franco of Salina, John Franco of Vernon, Texas, and Rosa Espinosa of Garden City; and 15 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; children, Joe Franco and Victoria Franco; siblings, Benito Medrano, Loreto Medrano and Antonio Medrano; granddaughter, Esmeralda Franco; and great-great-granddaughter, Zariah Ortiz.

The rosary service was from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Garnand Funeral Home and the funeral Mass will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Garden City. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery.

Visitation was from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday and will continue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's. Memorials can be made to the Socorro Franco Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846. Condolences may be posted at