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Frank Lewis McAlpin
03/12/1918 — 01/27/2010
From West, Richland, WA, US | Born in Benton City, WA
Frank Lewis McAlpin
Frank Lewis McAlpin 3/12/1918-1/27/2010
Son of Ethel G. Savirgear and Ralph S. McAlpin born at Benton City, WA Marrch 12, 1918. He was the youngest of five siblings with 2 brothers George Helen and Maurice Janette and 2 sisters Gertrude Floyd Holmes and sister Ellen all of whom proceeded him in death. He also was preceded in death by his grandson Shawn Alexander.
Frank was a quiet and gentle man. He spent most of his life in and around the Yakima Valley. He was a carpenter in his early days. He got shot at when the Japanese attacked Alaska while working as a civilian contractor for the military. Frank was in the Army and the National Guard near the end of WWII.
He married in 1947 and became an instant father to Sharon Alexander and David Cooley. He taught us to work and was a good example.
He was dearly loved by ten grand children David Debbie, Susan, Kelli Doug, and Shawn, and Michael Lisa, Chris Betsy, Steve, Greg Lisa, Kathy Joe and Ken Amy. He was also a beloved great grandfather to 12 great grandsons and 5 great grand daughters and 1 great great grandson.
Frank spent many years working at Hanford. He was a member of the LDS Church.
There will be a viewing at Einans funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00PM on Tuesday February 2, 2010.Funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Keene Road in West Richland at 2:00P.M. on February 3, 2010.
The family asks that memorials be made to the charity of your choice.
Our thoughts and prayers are with at this time. Frank was great friend to our family and also willing to help Jay with his house projects. He was a very kind man. We will miss him greatly. The Sumsion’s
Dear Sharon & family: I’m so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. I have fond memories of his generosity ~ and beets!! He was so willing to dig beets from his garden for me and my family. And we enjoyed them so much.
He always knew me and greeted me with a loving smile and firm handshake, regardless of how long it had been since we had seen one another. I was blessed to know him.