7, 1933 - June 16, 2009
middle child of five born to Clide and Delia Mabry Blair, Frank
was born June 7, 1933, in Mitchell, Oklahoma.
When farming became unprofitable, the Blair family moved
to the San Joaquin Valley of California to harvest fruit.
At the age of 17, Frank and his older brother, Jack,
moved to the Willamette Valley, settling in Stayton, Oregon.
It was there that Frank met Glenda Tierce, his wife of 58
their three children, Frank and Glenda owned and operated a farm
near Stayton, raising a variety of crops.
A life-long passion was born in Frank when their oldest
son raised a black angus cow for a high school FFA project.
Within just a few years, the Blair family had procured a
large heard of registered Black Angus cattle.
Only when he could no longer lift a bale of hay did Frank
agree to sell his beloved cows.
long battle with a heart condition and other serious health
problems demonstrated what a strong and tireless man Frank was.
one will miss Papa more than his grandson, Ian Howard.
They had a special bond that no amount of time or
distance can weaken.
is survived by his wife, Glenda; sons, Terry (Soap Lake, WA) and
Mickey (Salem, OR); daughter, Jan Johnson (Turner, OR); brother,
Jack (Salem, OR); and sister, Rosie Dannelly, (Van Vleck,
Texas); 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Memorial
services will be Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 11:00 AM at the Church
of God Seventh Day 7478 Stayton Rd SE Turner. Contributions may
be made to the church or the Humane Society. Serving the family North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.