Frankie Dorene (Russell) Altsman passed away the morning of May 11th, 2022 at her residence in Delta, Colorado. She was 90 years old.
Frankie was born July 17th, 1931, in Canyon, Texas to Myrtle Avyce Thorton and Clarence Earl Russell. She would grow up in the panhandle of Texas and would graduate from Amarillo High School and took some college courses before getting married to her soulmate, James “Lee” Altsman, on June 21st, 1951 in Clovis, New Mexico. The couple would find their way to Whittier, Califonia where they would spend 38 years from 1955-1993. Frankie worked as a secretary for the school system in the special needs area. The couple would have four daughters: Kelly, Karen, Terry and Carol.
Frankie was a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Delta, Colorado. She enjoyed geneology, gardening, reading and doing her crosswords.
Frankie is survived by daughters Terry Tyndall of Grand Junction, Colorado and Carol Allison of Delta, Colorado; sister Wanda Cobb of Houston, Texas; brother Charles (Diana) Russell of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Frankie was preceded in death by her husband “Lee” Altsman, daughters Kelly and Karen Altsman and her parents.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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