Theresa Ann Frank, 70
Theresa Ann Frank passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010, surrounded by her loving family at Kootenai Medical Center. Theresa was born to Clarence and Ann Haas on Dec. 6, 1939, in Palo Alto, Calif., the eldest of four sisters.
Theresa married Richard (Dick) Frank on Nov. 26, 1960. Dick and Theresa moved their family to Post Falls in 1974. Theresa was in 4-H as a child, having a Champion Dairy Gurnsey. Theresa encouraged her children to be in 4-H and was a leader and helped guide them to learn more about their projects. Theresa loved the North Idaho Fair. Theresa was an exhibitor for 36 years and also donated her time as a Superintendent. Theresa excelled in the world of crafts. When she and Dick raised sheep, she spun her own yarn and went full cycle making beautiful garments. Theresa enjoyed all crafts but, her true passion was quilting. She made wall hangings, baby quilts, full sized blankets and quilt bedspreads, many winning ribbons at the fair. Theresa made quilts for charities. Theresa’s hands were always busy.
Theresa was involved with the Park and Rec. in Post Falls during the years her children were participating. She served as a scorekeeper. In her later years she was an avid supporter of her grandchildren’s sporting events. When the family was young there was lots of camping and fishing that continued all throughout her life.
Dick and Theresa were involved in Draft horses for many years. They competed at the Draft Horse Show in Sandpoint. They went yearly to the plow days in Colfax, Wash. Three times they went on a wagon train following the old Oregon Trail in Oregon. Grandchildren often went on these expeditions.
Theresa is survived by her husband, Dick and her six children and their spouses, Terry and Candyce Frank of Post Falls, Glenice and Albert Sniatowski of Spirit Lake, Victoria and Rocky Boutain of Ahnira Wash., Thomas Frank of Post Falls, Rebecca and Dutch Lunday of Roy, Wash., and Akeyo and Wayne Garcia of Hawaii; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and her sisters, Diane Powers of California, and twin sisters Martha Meyers and Mary Tupero, both of Arizona. Theresa had a large extended family and many friends who will miss her.
The family request that in lieu of flowers donations be made to www.nationalbreastcancer.org/donate. Print the form to donate. Theresa supported this charity.
A celebration of Theresa’s life will be held Friday, June 18, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a potluck at the family home in Post Falls.