Frank Acton Peters
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Frank Acton Peters Frank Acton Peters was born May 13, 1953 in Alice, Texas and died in his home in Cedar Creek, Texas on March 9, 2010 with his loving wife, Beth Taylor Peters, by his side. He is predeceased by his parents, Edward Runnels Peters and Carol Acton Peters. He is survived by his beloved daughter, Rachel Thea Peters Monahan and son-in-law, David Monahan of Austin; his mother-in-law, Nan, and her husband Ray Tice of Kerrville; and his father-in-law, John Taylor, and his wife Juanita of Sequin. Others include his sisters, Portia Peters Schmidt of West Virginia and Nancy Peters Wilcox and her husband Bill from Alpine, Texas; one close cousin, Angela Acton Angelo; nieces, Jessica Schmidt Paquin and Jennifer Schmidt Adams; and nephews, Jacob Schmidt and Jonathan Schmidt; also Michael Minnick, Melissa Angelo, and Dylan Angelo and too many friends to mention. Frank was such a talented musician... a drummer who played with various bands for over forty years... even playing with Basilisk at the Armadillo World Headquarters in the '70s. Music was his life from the time he was 12 and got his first drum set. He had various jobs over the years but his favorite was spending the past five years driving the school bus for Bastrop, he loved the children and they loved him. His unique sense of humor, warm smile and endearing personality will be deeply missed by all. His love of family, music and life will be celebrated Sunday March 14th at 3:00 p.m. at Saengerrunde Hall next to Scholz's Beer Garden at 1607 San Jacinto St in Austin.

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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Mar. 13, 2010.
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November 16, 2011
My name is Jo Lynn Powell Minikus. Portia, Frank's sister, was one of my best friends in high school. I knew Frank and am saddened by his passing. I wish i could find a way to email Portia. God Bless the family and friends who are saddened by their loss in Frank's passing.
Jo Powell Minikus
April 13, 2011
Frank stayed with Sheila and I at different times following the tragic passing of his last surviving parent(mom)at a tender age.Frank was like a son/brother to us at that time-a son any parents would proud of.I am sure his own Dad was looking down from Heaven with pleasure at his son.Always affable, generous and loving,without fail. I also had the fortunate cicumstance of having Frank work along with me at the City of Austin for a number of years.A non-complaining hard-worker that made the time go by much faster with his quick wit and easy humor.One of the shining Lights of this world flickered and fickered and finally went out.You can't replace those like Frank. We looking forward to seeing him once again.
Larry & Sheila Kemp
March 15, 2011
So many memories of my brother-cousin and hero, Frank Acton Peters still sustain me. Every single day is just one more day of missing you, your smile, your laughter and all the happiness you gave to all of us. I miss you so much and I love, love, love you. Still making our way without you here although you remain in our hearts for always.
Angela Acton-Angelo
March 10, 2011
Hard to believe it has been a year and I miss him so !! Everyone does !!! He is resting in peace without pain and worry. We will carry on out of our emmense love for Frank. He was one of a kind who left us fond memories. Love to all who read this.
Nancy Wilcox
June 26, 2010
This was Frank 2 years ago. What a wonderful person he was
June 17, 2010
Even now, months down the road, Frank is still missed. My heart continues to go out to Thea, and Beth. I love you both so much. Your courage and strength through it all is to be admired and respected.
Frank, I miss you just as everyone else that ever had the pleasure of your company. And I don't need to tell you how much Portia and my mom miss you too. But we all are trying to see the good all around us, even if we have to squint. Much love Uncle Frank. ~LA
Lissy Angelo
May 5, 2010
For my wonderful and loving brother. He really was a great guy. He loved his life, Thea, Beth and all of us until the very end. I miss him every minute of every day. I love,love,love you, Frank
Portia Peters Schmidt
May 5, 2010
Frank, thanks for the memories. I cherish the time we spent together when we were kids. See ya when I get home!!
Lee Schaefer
April 7, 2010
Hello Beth, My name is Richard De La Vega, I don't know if you remember me, my sister Leti did a gig on Congress Ave. one time and you had come with Frank to the gig. I met Frank about 1974-75 at this place called the Flapjack Canyon on W. Mary and S. Lamar. A friend of mine Billy Parker had come from Lexington, Ky. We were drinking coffee and were discussing finding a drummer for the band we were forming, and this guy taps me on my shoulder, and asked if we needed a drummer. It was Frank, and two other drummers in the next booth.So the following years were about four different bands with Frank, one with Tim Boatwright, The De La Vega Band, and the Blue Angels.
I am so sorry about Frank, You have my deepest, and sincere sympathy. I got to know Nancy and Portia a little during my association with Frank as well, please give them my sympathies and regards.. God Bless and all my love, Richard D.
Richard De La Vega
March 22, 2010
Dear Beth,

I send my love and sincere condolences to you at this difficult time. Frank was so proud of you and your home; the dogs and of course the music. I know you will miss him every day.

You are in my prayers.
March 18, 2010
I got to know Frank as a customer of First National Bank in Bastrop. I will miss him and his chats we had during his transactions, He would do his Banking and get Starbucks when he was finished! Frank, you are a mighty fine person and you will be missed by eveyone here @ First National Bank!

Julia Gilligan and First National Bank
March 17, 2010
I think that I must have lost out on not knowing Frank better. Thea, I grew up with you and know that you are a beautiful, sweet, kind girl and that alot of that came from your Papa. Frank, no matter what, you will be missed by those that knew you best. My heart goes out to each of you for your loss.
Dana (Wilcox) Brotherwood
March 17, 2010
I'm thankful that I knew Frank for almost 30 years.
Jeannie Schaefer
March 16, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Frank always had a friendly smile and wave every time he drove by, he will be missed in the neighbor hood.
Michelle Davis
March 16, 2010
To my Papa, the funniest, most talented, kind-hearted, all around nice guy there ever was. I miss him so.
Thea Peters
March 16, 2010
March 15, 2010
Frank treated my Sloane like his own. He was a great friend to Dave and provided me with comfort when Dave died. He was a man of great honor and integrity and a wicked sense of humor. I've been blessed to know Thea. What an awesome young lady.
vash forbes
March 14, 2010
Leti and the De La Vega family remembers Frank as a wonderful friend and drummer. He was the first to play with her siblings 30 plus years ago, after the tragic loss of their younger drummer brother Sammy in 1976, and brought a great wave of love and healing back to their family music, probably without even realizing the importance of his presence and inspiration. I, John, husband of Leti, got to play with him several times, both live and in the studio, since 2006, and will cherish every memory. We love you Frank, and we'll see you at that great big jam in the sky!

John Williamson & Leti De La Vega Williamson
March 14, 2010
mr frank was a good man and a good bus driver
steve,tracy,stephanie manning
March 13, 2010
You will be missed buddy. Here's to the great days we had growing up in Barton Hills.
Scott Fagan
March 13, 2010
I had the honor and privilage of playing music with Frank in several groups. He was always enthusiastic and upbeat about music and life. He was an excellent drummer. He was a great person. We used to sit on his porch and toss the bowling ball ( yes i said BOWLING BALL) to his dog to fetch. If I remember correctly, it was a german sheperd ,who would somehow wedge his teeth into the holes of the ball and carry/drag it back to us so we could throw it again. During the years we worked together he was as good a friend to me as you could ask of anybody. I had not seen Frank for the last 10 years, but have good memories of him, as a person and a musician. He was a better man than most.
Ray Holland
March 13, 2010
Via con Dios, Pancho.
Charles & Cindy Schmidt
Charles Schmidt
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