Frank Lizarraga, also known as 'Frankie' to close friends and family, was born July 11, 1978. He grew up in Brawley California, attended Brawley Elementary, and graduated from Brawley Union High School in 1996. Frank was preceded in death by grandparents Joe and Connie Chacon. He is survived by parents Frank and Arcie Lizarraga; sisters Jamie and Jennifer; brother Erik, his partner Vivien, and sons, Anthony, Zacarias and Paxton; Godson Jacob; fourteen nephews and nieces, and one grand-nephew. Frank was a social worker for over fourteen years at IVDSS, and spent the last six years of his career as a team leader at the Betty Joe McNeece Receiving Home. If you were fortunate enough to have met Frank and known him at any time, more than likely you have a story of how generous, funny, loyal, and loving he was. Frank left an enduring mark on everyone's life. He made you feel special simply for being you, and he truly cared about his close friends and even more so his family. He considered all his nephews and nieces his own children and was always there to lend an ear, a hand, whatever it was you needed. Frank, you were a fantastic son, a wonderful brother, a loyal friend, an awesome partner, an amazing father, a knowledgeable mind to pick, and the most beautiful heart you'll ever come across. We will miss you dearly Frankie, until we meet again. Viewing service will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Frye Chapel, 799 South Brawley Avenue, Brawley, CA from 8:30 to 10a.m. Burial service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery, 4700 Hovley Road in Brawley, CA.
Published in Imperial Valley Press Online on Feb. 14, 2021.