Frank T. Tinney, born September 19, 1935, in Golden, N.M., passed away February 6, 2013 in Reno, Nevada after a valiant fight with cancer over the past four years.
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He was preceded in death by his mother, Loll; father, Frank; brother, Jack and sister, Josephine.
Frank is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Dolphin; sister, Dollars, Elf (Ralph and Nellie; three daughter, Cindy (Pat), Jeannie (Bill) and Sonya; grandchildren, Krystal, Jared and Kendra; two great-grandsons, Ernie and Kellon; brother-in-law, Richard (Susan) and sister-in-law, Jerri; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Frank served in the U.S. Air Force for five years and then owned a bait and tackle shop in Truth or Consequences, N.M.
In his later years, he was employed by Newmont Gold.
Frank was a wonderful dancer who love country and western music.
Frank was also an avid fisherman, spending many hours at Rye Patch and Onion, with his dear friend, Jack and his loyal grand dog, "Rusty."
Frank's radiant smile and genuine, caring personality will be treasured by all and carried forever in our hearts.
We are very grateful for this ongoing support of the Larena-Bengoa Walk for the Cure. Donations may be made in Frank's memory to: Amorita Maher, PO Box 435, McDermitt, NV, 89421, or Mary Bengoa, 1200 Skyline Blvd., Battle Mountain, NV, 89820.
Published in Deming Headlight on Mar. 1, 2013