Frank B. Anderson
Frank B. Anderson died June 1, 2015 in the comforts of his own home. Frank is survived by his children; Richard Anderson (Karla Dunaway-Anderson) and Carol Avila (Oscar Avila), three grandchildren; Oscar David, Nicole Carolina Avila and Nicolle Yadvana Anderson, and many close friends. Frank was preceded in death by his parents Frank B Anderson, Eva Leoane Richardson and his twin sister Cassandra Pyle.
Frank was born in Denver, and raised in Boulder, CO. After spending years traveling all over the world, Frank chose to live his last 15 years in the beloved Glenwood Springs. Over the many years of Frank’s exciting life, he succeeded in many careers; A rodeo man, A horse trainer, a proud Marine, a college professor at the University of Iowa, a counselor. Frank changed hundreds of lives with his degrees and experience in psychology, counseling and special education where he was granted multiple awards for outstanding service and dedication over the years.
In summary, each person who knew Frank actually knew a different person than every other person knew. There are several reasons for that: Empathy was how Frank made each person feel special. This focus helped the person with their stress, anxiety, sadness, emptiness. Frank listened, didn’t give advise, helped the person learn to heal them self.
Humor was a quality that was Frank’s well-known way to tweak another person. These repetitive jokes were for one person only, and helped the person feel encouraged and unique.
Communication was Frank’s best characteristic. For a friend in need, he did not interrupt, disagree or shame him. The friend was allowed to talk about himself, analyze it, think about it, and look for the truth. A positive result was self-awareness, self esteem and a road to follow for the future.
Frank’s knowledge of history was enormous. He had a doctorate in vocational rehabilitation, helping many to learn options, courage and self esteem. Frank was an amazing teacher; he was always reading newspapers, books and magazine’s.
With his love for traveling the world, Frank would often help organizations to improve the quality of many lives. It would be rare for anyone to forget Frank Anderson. He was too kind, strong, persistent and generous.
Thank you for your presence for all of us, Frank. You may have known Frank; if you have ever been to the Glenwood Springs McDonald’s, Community thrift store or the Hot Springs Pool, you probably have seen him there as he frequented these locations daily.
His close friends will be honoring Frank’s wishes by paragliding and spreading his ashes, while friends are invited to view the event and celebrate Frank’s life at the gazebo in Sayre Park on June 25, 2015 at 10 a.m. Please bring a story of Frank with you to add in the book, at his life celebration.
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