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Frandsen, Orval Leon  
Orval Leon Frandsen St. George Orval Leon Frandsen, 81, died from complications of Multiple System Atrophy on June 24, 2015 at his home in Washington, UT. He was the oldest child and first son born to Roy and Opal Frandsen on March 26, 1934. Dad was down-to-earth, no-nonsense and pragmatic. He loved animals and had several cats and dogs as companions throughout the years. He enjoyed feeding his backyard birds. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. Dad assigned everyone their own special nickname. He married Mary Sandra Mower on December 17, 1958 in Ely, NV. They raised five children together in Kearns, UT In 1997 he lost his spouse of 38 years. He later married Ginger Nelson on November 15, 1997. They settled in Washington, UT. Leon is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Opal, wife Sandy Frandsen, brother Elvin Frandsen, and good friend and brother-in-law, Richard Dixon. Chihuahua and best friend, Blondie. He is survived by his second wife, Virginia, two daughters and three sons, Jeanine Bartunek (Jeff Schmidt) of Kearns, UT; LeeAnn England (Kevin Northrup) of West Valley, UT; Steven Frandsen, of Boise, ID; Ben Frandsen (Lisa Barton), of Minneapolis, MN; Eric Frandsen (Lari) of Layton, UT. He is also survived by stepchildren, Alex and Heidi Grover; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren (with one more on the way). He is survived by two sisters; Karen Dixon of Wendover, UT & Valoy Smith (Mitt) of Orem, UT. The family would like to thank LeeAnn England for her compassionate and tireless care of dad during the last few weeks of his life. We'd also like to thank Dixie Hospice nurses Kim, Vanessa, Cindy and Georgia. Memorial services will be held July 1st at the Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park, 17111 South Camp Williams Road, Bluffdale, Utah 84065 @ 11 a.m. followed by the dedication of the grave and military honor guard. Cremation services were provided by McMillan Mortuary in St. George, UT. Please see full tribute at .
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Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on June 28, 2015
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