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Lt. Col. William F. Frick

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Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. William F. Frick Services: Memorial Services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Tucumcari Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. William F. Frick died, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2006 in Tucumcari. Mr. Frick, known as Bill to his many friends, was born June 20, 1915 in Tucumcari to Frederick L. and Hedwick C. Frick. He a graduated from the Tucumcari High School in 1933. He entered the New Mexico A&M College near Las Cruces in 1936; and following graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force in August of 1941.  He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, the Korean Conflict and the"Cold War," retiring from active service in 1963. He was a member of the St. Michael's Episcopal Church. He also served on the Board of the Tucumcari Historical Research Institute and maintained his membership.  He actively supported the Gideons.  Following his wishes, Mr. Frick has been cremated. Gay Welborn, pastor of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, will officiate at the services. Interment of the cremains will follow the memorial service at the family plot at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Honorary pall bearers will be retired Bridg. Gen. R. R. Reid, Lt. Col. Don Cihak, Lt. JG Bill Stratton, 1st Lt. Charles Marshall, Chief Warrant Officer Alvin Cawthon, Charles F. Dunn, Jodie Clavel Chester Gallagher, members of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, members of Masonic Lodge 27 AF& AM of Tucumcari and VFW Post2528 of Tucumcari.
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