JANA M. FRANCK BANGOR – Jana Marie Franck, 30, died unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 12, 2008. She was born March 27, 1978, in Bangor, the daughter of John J. and Gwen C. (Craig) Franck. Jana graduated from John Bapst Memorial High School in 1996, began her collegiate career at the University of Maine, Orono, and continued on to Pierre’s School of Beauty, where she earned beautician and instructor degrees. Family was especially important to Jana. She was interested in research-ing her family’s lineage and was looking forward to someday having a family of her own. Since childhood, Jana’s favorite place to be was at her family’s camp on Beech Hill Pond. It was there that she spent her free time writing, reading, painting, cooking, doing crossword puzzles and most importantly, being with her family. Jana was a caring big sister who led the way for Crystal and Craig, making sure they experienced everything life had to offer and then some. Jana lived a life of simple aspirations and to quote her journal, “wished to always bring happiness to others.” Above all, Jana was a beautiful woman whose big heart, outgoing personality and larger than life spirit will be missed by all who love her. She is survived by her father, John J. Franck; brother, Craig C. Franck; sister, Crystal A. Gordon and her husband, Jared; grandmother, Gloria Mallett; a special aunt and uncle, Judy and Garrel Craig; many other special aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her mother, Gwen; and grandparents, George Craig, Robert and Jana D. Franck. A funeral service will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with the Rev. Seamus Griesbach officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at Brookings-Smith Family Center, 163 Center St., Bangor, after the service. Those who wish to remember Jana in a special way may make gifts in her memory to Bangor Humane Society, 693B Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.