Sublimity – Frank,
82, died Wednesday in Stayton. He was born and raised in
Manning, Oregon, moved to Mill City in 1950 and then to
Sublimity in 2008. Frank served in the US Navy during WWII
aboard the USS Missouri and was awarded three Asiatic Pacific
Area Campaign Medals and the World War II Victory Medal. He was onboard the USS Missouri during the surrender of the
Japanese forces ending WWII.
After his discharge from the US Navy, Frank worked as a
logger. He and his brother, Ray Roberts, owned and operated a logging
company for many years. Frank was a volunteer for the Mill City
Fire Department, and was active in the local scouting program.
Hobbies he enjoyed with his family were: fishing,
hunting, traveling, crabbing and clamming at the coast, camping,
gardening and cutting firewood. He
was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Mill City. He
married Mary Tate of Cedar Rapids, Iowa on August 18, 1951 in
Frank is survived by
his wife Mary of Sublimity. Daughters and sons-in-law: Linda and
Dale White of Lebanon, and Sue and Ben Gerding of Jordan. Sons
and daughters-in-law: Dave and Cindy Crowther of Sisters, Jim
and Jolene Crowther of Sublimity and Jeff and Becky Crowther of
Sublimity, 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by two infant sons and one infant daughter,
brothers Ray Roberts and Bill Crowther and sister Wilma Bethea.
There was a private
internment on Friday December 19 at Fox Valley Cemetery in
Lyons. A memorial
service will be held Monday, December 29 at 2:00 pm at the
Jordan Hall – 39043 Jordan Road, Scio. Contributions
may be made to Mill City Fire Department. Arrangements
are by North Santiam
Funeral Service, Stayton.