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UER Forum > In Memoriam > "Junix" Kevin Frankland has pased away. (Viewed 11048 times)
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Re: "Junix" Kevin Frankland has pased away.
< Reply # 40 on 1/25/2015 11:25 PM >
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one time at the fisher body plant 21, we found a pyramid that someone made out of the wooden blocks found in many wooden floors in factories.

we sat there for about an hour, and watched him engineer a plan and take blocks out 1 by 1 to create a fancy opening, and you could get inside the pyramid after.
junix was a smart motherfucker....




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when he was done....

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i wanna be sedated
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Re: "Junix" Kevin Frankland has pased away.
< Reply # 41 on 1/29/2015 9:48 AM >
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Wow.. He was the first person I ever went exploring with. I remember meeting up with him when I was just 16. Him and vision. Riding the belt-o-vator in the flour mill. Exploring the military housing near the college. The UW steam tunnels.. I met up with him just last year to explore this little fertilizer plant thing up in Bellingham. I'd lost his number I had been meaning to contact him again.. I had no idea he suffered from depression. He always lived on the edge it seemed like he had no fear climbing up on scary looking ledges and looking over. I always looked up to him and admired his bravery and sense of adventure. I just can't believe it... I guess I am just fortunate to have gone on those adventures with him. Unfortunately I have finals tomorrow from 8am-5pm so I will miss the service but I will send flowers and my regards.

-Tom


Hey Tom, how's it going? I just came back to the forum all excited, and then saw this and shit.... I am crying. He and you were some of the first people who took me exploring, and it's sad to hear that he was in enough pain to make this decision.

I'm sorry Junix, you were indeed a good guy and will obviously be missed

P.S. where is the book? would like to sign as well, if it's still there



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"See you guys, you never listen to me. I said there was gonna be trouble but you didn't listen to me. You guys are crazy. You know, you guys are self destructive. There's a funny farm and it has your names written all over it. But I'm gettin' out of here. I'm... I smell ice cream!"
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Re: "Junix" Kevin Frankland has pased away.
< Reply # 42 on 1/29/2015 5:16 PM >
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Aphid, I'll send you a PM.




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Re: "Junix" Kevin Frankland has pased away.
< Reply # 43 on 3/2/2015 6:18 AM >
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I just stumbled across this after seeing something in the DB. WTF...I'm in shock. I can't stop crying...




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Re: "Junix" Kevin Frankland has pased away.
< Reply # 44 on 3/3/2015 12:00 AM >
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I know this is late, but I just found out...

Kevin was the kindest friend I've ever had. I knew Kevin in Seattle when I lived there in 2004-2007. To be honest I'm not sure when we first met. We hadn't been in touch in way too long.

Some memories that stand out exploring and non exploring:

*We'd go exploring together, and I ALWAYS felt safe no matter where we went. I knew he had my back no matter what. Kevin gave me his respirator, so I would stop having asthma attacks when I went exploring. I still have it...I'm still amazed at the number of places I managed to get us permission to go to. He cared about the history of places as much as I do.

*Kevin had a way of making you feel comfortable. He could also call me out when I needed that, but always out of kindness - even if I didn't want to hear it - He knew he had to speak his mind. I should've listened to him more. He had an amazing ability to judge the character of a person. He knew who to trust and who not to trust. He was always right about that - I just didn't always listen.

*My car was starting slowly and needed a new battery. The place I took it to was trying to rip me off in telling me the connections were too corroded by the leaking battery acid, so I needed to spend like $200 on new connections (in addition to their inflated battery price). I got a battery. He spent almost an hour to get rid of the caked on acid so he could pop out and put in the new battery. The whole time I'm pacing worrying he's going to shock himself or get burned by the battery acid.

*We went canoeing across Lake Washington together. We were tired and he wanted to take a peek at the floating bridge, so we paddled to the bridge. Before we knew it guns were pointing at us from a police boat. The police yelled for us to put our hands up and asked us why we were holding onto the bridge. We played dumb even though we were next to a giant sign that said to keep back 25 or 50 feet from the bridge and said we were taking a break. We went across the lake and landed in what we thought was a park. We got out to take a break, but were quickly approached by some very unwelcoming dogs. We bolted back to the canoe. On our way back, I asked how far he thought we'd canoed. He said he'd figured it out. The next day he sent me the email below. If he said he'd do something he did it. He scanned a strangely large old book I took out of the UW Library all about how to design/build a state hospital on a special scanner at work because he knew how much I loved it.

*He wasn't big on texting, so we'd email each other during the day when we were at work. I'm glad I still have most of them. They're snapshots in time.

We fell out of touch, and I had been trying to reconnect. I didn't think of trying to message him on here until late last night. I'm grateful to have had him in my life. I wish I could've been a better friend to him in recent years. My heart aches to know he was in so much pain.

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He Had No Fear...I have no idea where this was in WA - I think it was a school?




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< Reply # 45 on 3/6/2015 6:02 AM >
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Really great to hear from you Megan despite the circumstances. Kevin touched many lives, I expect as time passes people will occasionally continue to pop up to mourn his passing. PM your details I can send you a memorial card from the funeral if you like.

I just want to also take this opportunity to say to anyone reading this thread who might be depressed and considering suicide. Just read through the comments here to see the void Kevins passing has left in many lives. Reach out to a friend if you are ever so down. Anyone in this thread and beyond who knew Kevin would have done anything in their power intervene if only they had known.



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Re: "Junix" Kevin Frankland has pased away.
< Reply # 46 on 3/7/2015 12:14 AM >
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Thank you for bringing that up PorkRenegade. There's help out there. There's nothing to be embarrassed about.


In the US:
1-800-SUICIDE
(1-800-784-2433)
or
1-800-273-TALK
(1-800-273-8255)

In Canada:
http://suicideprev...d-a-crisis-centre/





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< Reply # 47 on 7/28/2015 10:23 AM >
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Junix and Vision were the first people I met here.

RIP




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Re: "Junix" Kevin Frankland has pased away.
< Reply # 48 on 7/28/2015 12:03 PM >
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Somewhere in Seattle:

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This is probably one of the best memorials a member could ask for.




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Somewhere in Seattle when we went exploring.




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I just realized who this was.
Although I don't believe I ever interacted with him, I recall Junix's posts; they were good.
He was a good, well respected UER member who passed away far too soon
My heartfelt condolences to all who knew and cherished him.

Requiescat in pace, Junix




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