OBITUARY

Frank Winn Graves

January 21, 1930October 21, 2020
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Frank Winn Graves, 90, arrived in Wichita Kansas on January 21, 1930 and departed from Pueblo, Colorado October 21, 2020. He graduated from Central High School in 1948 and went to Abilene Christian College from 1948-1950 where he met his future bride, Anna Louise (Pat). He continued his education and went to A&M (now CSU) in 1953 where he received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Husbandry. Frank also joined the Army in 1953 at the tail end of the Korean War and served 3 years, as a clerk typist in Military Specialty Operations. During this time, he married his sweet Pat in 1954. He additionally received his teaching degree and taught mathematics for 2 years at Keating Jr. High, moved to Pitts Jr. High for 1 year where he started teaching history. He then moved to East High for 6 years and continued to teach history. He took a 1-year sabbatical to get his master’s degree from New Mexico Highlands University. He laughed about being a slow learner and returned to Central High School where he first started and taught there until he retired January 1990. His teaching was not just limited to school. He also shared his knowledge and love of history with family by sharing times together in beautiful and special places in Colorado. Many fond memories include picnicking at San Isabel Lake, staying in cabins at the lodge, hiking to Marion Mine and exploring historical places such as the Alpine tunnel. Frank unselfishly worked hard throughout the years to take care of all of his family’s needs. He spent many summers roofing to earn additional money and also served as treasurer for PEA until 2000. Even more important to Frank was to lead his family spiritually. He had an unending love for the Lord and enjoyed singing and leading the congregation in joyful praise to the Lord. He also taught many classes concerning the history of Christianity and how it relates to current modern day living. His family will always be grateful for his loving example of a being a strong Christian husband, father and friend. Frank was proceeded in death by his wife, Anna Louise (Pat) Graves and his parents, Birdie Juanita and Frank Funk Graves. Frank was also proceeded in death by his three older sisters, Virginia, Betty and Connie. Frank is survived by his children, Patti (Jim) Altmix, Stephen (Carolyn) Graves, Gayle (Jon) Junker and was blessed with 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 7 nephews and 1 niece. Viewing will take place at Southwest Church of Christ on Saturday October 24, 2020 at 1:00 with funeral service to follow at 2:00. A livestream of the service will be available at SWchurchofchrist.org

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  • Jacob Junker, Pallbearer
  • Zachary Junker, Pallbearer
  • Mason Graves, Pallbearer
  • Matther Graves, Pallbearer
  • Mark McPherson, Pallbearer
  • Eric Waldron, Pallbearer
  • Jonathan Berry, Honorary Pallbearer
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Cheryl Leffler

October 25, 2020

My condolences to the family .My mother raised us knowing and loving God.I was 7 years old when we attended Church of Christ on Broadway and Orman.I remembeFrank Graves as our song leader. When vacation bible school came around I will always remember how Frank leads us with the songs we sang. He sang from heart I remember how he made it so great singing to God. I worked at Primrose for a year I mentioned to Frank how I always looked forward to going to Church and singing.I was an honor to assist him in any way I was able to assist him.May God bless you all and comfort you.

John & Sharon Rusovick

October 24, 2020

Frank and Pat were our next door neighbors all the while our children were growing up and we have too many fond memories to share now, but just know we could never in a lifetime have such wonderful, caring and fun neighbors as Frank and Pat. We were so sad when the time came for them to move out of their house, but we will never forget all the awesome times we spent together. They will both be missed, but will remain in our hearts forever. John and Sharon and dog Kacey.

Julie and Mickey Clark

October 24, 2020

Frank was a sweet, Godly man. He made us feel very welcome in his home when we visited many years ago with Steve and Carolyn. He has left a legacy of faith and godliness for his children and grandchildren. Praying for you all!

Susanne Kinnischtzke

October 23, 2020

Mr. Graves was my US History and World History teacher at Central in 1983 and 1985. He was one of the teachers who had a major impact on my education, and is still one of the teachers who I remember well. It was easy to learn from him; he was always so kind and supportive and instilled a love for history in me that endures to this day. I will always be grateful for his influence, character and dedication to the teaching profession. May God bless you, Mr. Graves.

Jack and Peggy Cashman

October 22, 2020

Steve and family,
We pray the Peace of the Lord Jesus be with you.
Rest assured your Dad is in his Eternal Home.
With our love,
Jack and Peggy

Susan Cashman

October 22, 2020

Sending my love and prayers to Steve, Carolyn and all the family.

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