LOMBARD, Frank J.
Was born to Ila and Jess Lombard in Colorado Springs, CO. January 24, 1932 and passed away on January 24, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents and an older brother Kenny who passed at age 3. Frank is survived by his wife Joni; sister Ila McFadden; son Bob, 2 granddaughters, 3 stepsons Bill, Rob and Den Waite. 4 Step grandchildren and 3 step great grandbabies, niece Kelly Ward; nephew Mike Hatch. Frank was very proud of his 4 yrs. in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Following his honorable discharge he returned to the Univ of Utah where he earned his BS in Civil Engineering. He was also proud of his 36 1/2 years working as a Civil engineer for the Dept of Water Resources retiring as a Principal Engineer Dec, 1995. Frank also served as President of the Sacramento Chapter of ASCE in 1981. Frank followed his father Jess working for the National Park Services during college. He grew up loving the outdoors, fishing, hunting and camping with family and friends. He and Joni enjoyed 11 yrs. cruising on the Delta and SF Bay before switching to a land yacht, motor home. Over the years he became very proficient at handling both vessels. Frank was known for his Lombardisms; he had quite a vocabulary loved word play. He has an admirable list of longtime friends who enjoyed his sense of humor and humility. A private interment of his remains will be on March 2 at East Lawn Cemetery 4300 Folsom Blvd. Sacto 95819 followed by a celebration of his life at 1 PM at the Carmichael Elks Lodge, 5631 Cypress Ave. Carmichael, CA 95608. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank's name to the
., Wounded Veterans Foundation, or Advanced Hospice.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Feb. 21, 2014