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Henry (Hank) Frenze

May 20, 1920 — January 7, 2020

 Henry (Hank) Frenze 

 May 20, 1920          Jan 7th, 2020

Services will be Monday January 13th 10:30 am at Crippin Funeral Home, with no graveside services. `

Hank Frenze Passed away at his home at age 99. He was 1 of 13 children that grew up in New Jersey. Hank lived a good life. He was a cook in the Army/Airforce stationed in Camp March Field in California. While stationed there he met Nelva Bea Ramsey (Cobb) and her 3 children Joy Ann, Nelva Lois & James Harry Allen (Buddy). They soon married in 1942. A son was born Nicholas Frenze. A 2nd son was born, Billy Neal Frenze, God called Billy to heaven the same day he was born.

Hank & Bea Lived in California, Colorado, Nevada & Texas. Finally settling in Ridgeway Colorado. In the 50’s They tore down an old theatre in Ridgeway Colo and built the Willow Motel.  In the 70’s they sold the Willow Motel and bought a small piece of land on Log Hill and had a Triple wide modular home placed there and went on to purchase more land around there home. Hank & Bea donated some Land to Log Hill volunteer fire department.

Hank worked with Grandad Cobb & Uncle Charlie Corn to learn how to plaster and eventually opened his own business in plastering in Glenwood springs Colo (Pioneer plastering). Hank retired from the business. In the last few years Hank traveled back to New Jersey every year to celebrate his birthday’s with family, he enjoyed these trips so much and was looking forward to this year’s trip for his 100th birthday celebration.

The Love that Hank had for his animals, cats, dogs, and his pet squirrels, they comforted him and gave him so much joy.

Preceded in death: Hank’s wife of 63 years Nelva Bea Frenze, son Billy Neal, Step son James henry (Buddy) & son Henry Nicholas (Nick).

Surviving Hank: Joy Ann Hughes, Nelva Lois Spratlen along with many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren, Daughter in law’s, & many nieces and nephews.

Hank will be missed by so many & his life will be remembered by all who knew him and who laughed with him as he shared his stories.

You are resting now in the care of our Lord, with no better places to rest.

We Love you Dad, Grandad, Uncle, Brother.


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