Gordon L. Frank

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Gordon L. Frank, 62, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018. Gordie was born in Billings, Montana on March 2, 1956 to parents, Clifford Howard and Beth Leigh (Botsch) Frank of Laurel, Montana, both deceased.  He was also preceded in death by son-in-law, Jose Valdez.

Gordie is survived by his wife of 25 years, Kathy Frank; two stepdaughters, Billie Jo Hubbs and Janelle Valdez; seven grandchildren, Courtney and Caitlyn Zang, Jose, Janae, Diego, Santiago Valdez, and Max Kruse, all of Albuquerque. Sister Debbie Bauer (Keith); nephew Houston and nieces Kaleigh and Kaci. Sister Tanya Duke (Chuck); nephews Tyler and Kyle and niece Andrea Bushnell (Ben). Brother Jim Frank (Julie); nephew Conrad (Whitney) great nieces Tia, Lydia and Abigail, and niece Candice. Aunt Eileen (Botsch) Bandle. He is survived by many other family members and friends.

Gordie grew up in Laurel where he started working with his parents at their family businesses, The Meat Block and Food Farm, at a very young age.  This is where he learned all aspects of the grocery business and became a journeyman meat cutter.  He went on to work for Pierce Packing until it closed. Then found his passion in life in the electrical field. He owned his own com- pany, West Star Electric and then went on to work for numerous companies throughout the country as a Master electrician.

Gordie was always an avid reader throughout his life and was always a member of the National Honors Society in school.

Gordie’s main love and where he kept his hideaway home was Elephant Butte Lake in Truth or Consequence, New Mexico. He spent many weekends there with his family, and taught his children and grandchildren to water ski as he was an amazing slalom skier.

Gordie was always willing and eager to help others when in need. He loved rock-n-roll mu- sic, golfing, crosswords and sudoku puzzles.  He was an expert pool player, playing on many leagues.  Gordie was always smiling, looking for fun and enjoyed being around people.  He always liked to give nicknames to many of his family and friends.  

Gordie will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.  

A service was held in Albuquerque.  There will be a Celebration of Life service in Billings, Montana. The date is pending.   

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gordie’s grandchildren memorial fund at Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union. Please contact the family for more information on the memorial fund at 406-855-6131.

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