72 of Anthem, AZ passed away suddenly on June27, 2011. Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Dalene “Dutch” his sister Betty Jean, and his parents Francis Marion and Elsie Elizabeth. Frank was born on July 1, 1938 in Safford, AZ and frew up in the Verde Valley of AZ. After graduating from Cottonwood High School, Frank started the first of three careers, when he joined the Navy where he served proudly for 10 years. His second career was with the Phoenix Police Dept where he rose through the ranks to Detective. His third career move was into the construction business, owning his own firm until semi-retirement in 2008. Frank had a large and loving family and enjoyed spending time with them. Frank was an avid hunter and enjoyed his hunting trips with his brothers and sons. Grandchildren were an especially special blessing in Frank’s life and he adored them all. Frank is survived by two siblings: Robert “Bob” and Ivan “Rusty” seven children: Dale, Sharron, Sandra, Gary, Susan, Tre and Eric; as well as fourteen grandchildren: Scott, Jamie, Nicole, Melissa, Donna, Rene, Ryan, Mikayla, Jake, Luke, Ty, Rebecca, Frankie and Lilly; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, great grandchildren and other family members who loved him very much. Frank’s sudden departure is a shock to us all. His memory will live on in his large and loving family and we will miss him terribly. Remember his smile and the twinkle in his eye as we salute a life well lived and loved. Service will be held on Friday, July 1, 2011 at 2:00pm at St. Rose Church at 2825 W. Rose canyon Circle, Anthem, AZ 85086 (Daisy Mountain & Meridian Drive)
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