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In Memory of

Frank Louis Moreno

March 31, 1929 - August 10, 2017

Obituary


Frank was born in Hico, Texas, and raised by his maternal grandmother in nearby Waco. As the family were of limited means, he learned the value of hard work at a young age. Whether gathering and bagging walnuts with his sister Mildred, or doing odd jobs at the general store, Frank was rarely idle. As a young man, he worked endless hours in the fields of south Texas, farming, ranching and repairing machinery.
This tireless work ethic is how he won the hand of Alberta Rodriguez, whose father recognized a man who would provide...

Frank was born in Hico, Texas, and raised by his maternal grandmother in nearby Waco. As the family were of limited means, he learned the value of hard work at a young age. Whether gathering and bagging walnuts with his sister Mildred, or doing odd jobs at the general store, Frank was rarely idle. As a young man, he worked endless hours in the fields of south Texas, farming, ranching and repairing machinery.
This tireless work ethic is how he won the hand of Alberta Rodriguez, whose father recognized a man who would provide for his daughter. The couple were married on September 27th, 1949 in Goliad, Texas and moved out west to Petersburg, where Frank took a job with the John Deere Tractor Co. There they began their family.
In 1966, they moved north to Washington to farm. Frank wound up as a painter for the Ford Tractor Co. in Everett, where his infectious laughter and hard work won him friends that would last a lifetime. Eventually the family settled in the Smokey Point area, and Frank took a job at Pacific Grinding Wheel, from which he would at last retire.
Of course, Frank being Frank, he kept himself busy, helping out family and friends with construction projects, watching his beloved Mariners, fishing on Blackman's Lake, or just basking in the glow of the family he created.
He leaves behind his dear wife Alberta, his brother and sisters, Mildred Arellano, Mary Myers, Mabel Palacio (Pete), Patsy Jimenez, Pauline Harvard (Paul), and Joe Jimenez (Vangie), his six children, Pauline Costilla (Richard), Frank Jr. (Colleen), John (Rosa), Jimmy (Nena), Joe (Teddie), and Mary Adams (Martin), his twenty grandchildren, forty-two great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss him terribly.
Frank's viewing and memorial service will be held at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home in Marysville this Saturday at 1pm.