In 1954 she moved on to the Santa Monica Evening Outlook, where she worked on the society pages before being hired as a staff photographer at The Times in 1956.
Frampton leaves no survivors, besides three greyhounds she adopted from a rescue organization. Her husband, Bob, an editor on the city desk at The Times, died many years ago.
Friends are planning a memorial service for a future date in Malibu, her longtime home.
"She was a strong person, got things done, which is a remarkable thing," her friend and fellow Malibu resident Bill Littlejohn said. "We're going to miss her, this little city of Malibu."
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