Judith Tucker Frankie(1943 - 2013)

Frankie, Judith Tucker DEL MAR -- "Judy", passed away December 7, 2013 from a rare lung disease. She was born April 16, 1943 to Larry and Mary Beth Tucker in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, and raised in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. She came to California to teach elementary school students. She spent her summers enjoying traveling. In 1972 she married Tom Frankie. She was active in PEO and in their church where she was chair of the missions commission for many years. She also volunteered in their son Keith's schools, and for thirty years she tutored students. She enjoyed attending her book group discussions, and with Tom, San Diego Symphony concerts. She was thrilled to become a grandmother last year. Judy is survived by her husband Tom, her son Keith, his wife Tasha and daughter Lily, and by her brother Jim Tucker in Los Angeles. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Judy's memory may contribute to the library at Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri, or to a charitable cause of your choice.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Dec. 12, 2013