J. Frank Fales


(March 4, 2004)

Funeral services will be conducted today (Tuesday) at 2 p.m. at Union Presbyterian Church for long-time area farmer, J. Frank Fales, who died Thursday, March 4 at the Powell Valley Care Center. He was 82.

Mr. Fales had been a resident of the nursing home since Jan. 14, 2004.

The Rev. David Hunter will officiate at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 18, 1921, on a homestead southeast of Deaver to Carl C. and Mary J. (Heard) Fales. The family moved to Garland in the spring of 1929.

He completed the second grade in Deaver, attended two years of elementary school in Garland and then finished up his schooling in Powell, graduating with the Powell High School Class of 1939.

On Nov. 15, 1941, he married Lola M. Kirchner, and they farmed in the Garland and Powell area all of their married life, almost 63 years.

He enjoyed dancing and going to the Powell Senior Center.

Survivors include his wife Lola of the family home; daughter Ruth Cook and husband Jerry of Lakewood, Colo.; son Charles Fales and wife Mimi of Liberty Hill, Texas; a brother, Heard Fales and wife Vivian of Powell; a sister, Joan Talbott and husband Bill of Yuma, Ariz.; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Paul Fales; and an infant daughter.

Pallbearers at the funeral will be Lowell Baker, Jerry Tachick, Norm Nicholls, Bill Fisher, Bill Rider and Del Karmann.

For those who wish, memorials to the Powell Senior Center or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.