Opal Franklin Bankhead, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully on September 8, 2022, in Tooele, Utah. Opal was born to William and Helen Franklin on July 20, 1929, she was raised in Salt Lake City and graduated from Tooele High School. She married her honey Harlan Bankhead on June 10th, 1944. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. They had a wonderful 65 and ½ years together. She was a lifelong member of the LDS church where she held many positions. She loved animals, especially cats and dogs. Opal enjoyed gardening and crocheting; many were blessed to receive her beautiful, crocheted work. She is survived by her children, Franklin (Dana) Bankhead, Christine (Lee) Belnap, Kay (Tammie) Bankhead, Stephen (Dot) Bankhead, Mark (Leisa) Bankhead, Carol Bankhead, Kathryn Bankhead, Laura (Rueben) Johnson; 33 grandchildren, 72 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren. Also survived by brother-in-law Ross (Joyce) Bankhead, and sister-in-law Lois McArthur (Hal McConel). Preceded in death by daughter and son-in law Marie and Larry Bates, son and daughter in-law John and Alma Bankhead, and great grandchildren Ethan Dixon, and Jacob Belnap. Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 17th, 2022, at 11:00 am at the Vernon LDS church, Vernon, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to the services from 9:30-10:45. Interment will be held at the Vernon Cemetery. We would like to thank the staff at Cottage Glen and Harmony Home Health for their special care of our mother.