Frank Howard Muterspaw
June 6, 1942 - September 14, 2013
Frank Howard Muterspaw died on September 14, 2013 in Oakdale, California. Frank was born on June 6, 1942, in Des Moines, Iowa. He was the son of Frank D. & Kathlyn Muterspaw. Frank's parents moved to "The Village," in San Lorenzo in 1944, and lived there for over 16 years. Upon his graduation from San Lorenzo high school in 1960, he enlisted in the Air Force, serving four years stationed in Germany where he was an air traffic controller.
Frank excelled in sports both in high school (quarterback for the varsity football team and pitcher for the varsity baseball team) and the Air Force (quarterback for the 615 TM).
Upon his completion of his four years in the Air Force, Frank went into sales while continuing his college education. He was the Northern California representative for Humko Products, a division of Kraft Foods, and dealt with commodities selling tanker cars of edible fat and oil. After 10+ years with Humko Products, Frank went to work for Tri-Valley Growers selling the Libby Lite line and was the West Coast/Hawaii regional sales manager. At this juncture in his working career Frank decided to go into business for himself and opened a Mail Boxes, Etc. store in the San Jose area. After Frank sold the store, he became a real estate agent for Gibson Properties, in San Jose and Fred Sands Landmark Properties, in Los Gatos, California. Frank and Carolyn built a home and moved to St. George, Utah for about two years and then returned to California where they relocated in Oakdale. Frank opened High Sierra Legal Services and was active in running and participating in the various aspects of the business.
Frank was a member and Past Master of Willow Glen Lodge No. 676 of Free and Accepted Masons, in San Jose, California. He was also a member and Past Master of Oakdale Lodge No. 275 of Free and Accepted Masons, as well as a member of Oak Summit No. 112 of Free and Accepted Masons, in Knights Ferry, California.
Over the years, Frank enjoyed field trialing German Shorthaired Pointers, the most recent of which was running his dog, Deika, while riding his horse, Coco.
In San Jose, Frank was a member of the Almaden Country Club for over 20 years, and was a member of the Bloomington Country Club, in St. George, Utah, and in Oakdale became an active member of the Oakdale Country Club where he made numerous friends. He loved to golf and was always chasing that elusive "hole in one." He will be missed by many and is survived by his ex-wife of 33 years, Carolyn, his aunt Euleada Andrews, and his cousins, Barbara Elkins and Betty Ann Jones.
So Frank, may your drives be long and straight. May your putts be short and true, and may there ever be a bit of green grass under every lie, and may you have your "hole in one."
A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, September 27, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Oakdale-Riverbank Memorial Chapel, 830 West F St., Oakdale, California.
Published in the Modesto Bee on Sept. 24, 2013
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