Frank Smith Ferrel |
1/24/22 ~ 6/18/12
90 years young! Frank was a woodworker, carving birds and chains, making tree forts, trains, trickboxes and castles to the delight of his children and grandchildren; an artist, painting watercolors, serigraphs and custom Christmas cards; a lifelong dancer and jitterbugger, nicknamed the Fred Astaire of West Seattle!; an avid Husky football fan with season tickets for 56 years; and a jokester, tinkerer and lover of gadgets, agates, the Oregon coast, and good bourbon...As a boy Frank sang and tapdanced on radio KJR on the Uncle Franks Kiddie Hour and attended West Seattle High School class of 1940 as well as the UW. Careers at United Airlines and Gladding MacBean, he retired from Pitney Bowes, and was on the speakers bureau for the Seattle Worlds Fair, Century 21. He served in the Army Signal Corp in Alaska during World War II and belongs to West Seattle Masonic Lodge. Survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Betty, his two children, Sharalyn Ferrel (Jack) and Craig Ferrel, and two grandchildren Brittany Barr and Turner Barr. Safe journey Dad! Remembrances may be made to the West Seattle High School Alumni association. A private family memorial will be held. Online at Howden-Kennedy.com.
Published in The Seattle Times from June 27 to June 28, 2012