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Frank Tribble


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Frank Tribble

Des Moines

Frank Tribble passed away at age 64 on Saturday, October 26 at home in Des Moines under the care of his two sons, Brandon Tribble and Kris Dennett. Brandon stayed with him for the last month of his life making it possible for Frank to remain at home and Kris was with him at the end.



Frank came to Des Moines from his hometown Cincinnati at age 17 to attend Drake University where he received his degree in art. While a visual artist, his true passion was jazz guitar and music composition. He was a well-known and respected performer in Des Moines for 30 years and for 10 years in Portland, OR. He was inducted in the Jazz Hall of Fame in Iowa. Frank worked in the Des Moines school system as an art teacher, at the Iowa Refugee Service Center, and at the Iowa Civil Rights Commission.



In honor of his life with us there will be a memorial celebration this Saturday, November 2 between 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Sam and Gabes restaurant at 8631 Hickman Road. Musicians are invited to bring their own instruments for a jam session.



Published in Des Moines Register on Nov. 1, 2013
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