Frank H. Stevens, 85, of Tallahassee, Florida died in his own bed on July 7, 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at his daughter’s home.
Frank was born in Covington, Kentucky and grew up in Ludlow, Kentucky in a close knit family and community. He attended Grace Reformed Lutheran Church, played league basketball and was a graduate of Covington Holmes High School in Covington, Kentucky. He served his country as a U.S. Army nurse during the Korean War.
Frank met, courted, married Marjorie A. (Graden) Stevens and started their family while in the service and working on his degree. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati and worked as a consumer research chemist with Polacoat, Jergens, A. E. Staley and Sherex. His projects included polarized lenses, lotion formulations, marshmallow cream, toilet cleaner, air fresheners, hair conditioners and dryer sheets. He had three U.S. and one Canadian patent.
Frank was a loving Christian husband and father. He had an understated sense of humor, teasing anyone, anytime. Often the good-natured joke would last for years. He enjoyed hunting, golf, scuba diving and fishing. He and Marjorie traveled a lot, enjoying the Caribbean, Greece, Israel, France and England. Finally after touring most of the U.S. they settled in Tallahassee, Florida where Frank would fish as often as he could get to the ocean.
He is loved and will always be with us.
Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie; his parents, John and Marion Shafer Stevens; and a sister, Betty Lou Stevens.
Frank is survived by his children, Mark A. Stevens of Dubuque, Iowa and Ann M. Reams of Albuquerque, New Mexico; three grandchildren, Matthew, Amy and Kelly; and three great-grandchildren Duncan, Jacob and Finn.
Graveside services with Military Honors on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, KY.
Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, Ludlow, Kentucky is serving the family.