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Frank Author Talbert


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Frank Author Talbert, 84, went peacefully to see his Lord on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life at his church, First Pentecostal, 2803 West Fourth St., Roswell, NM 88201. Celebrate Frank’s life by visiting andersonbethany.com to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for his family.
On June 19, 1933, Frank was born to James Oather Talbert and Mary Opal Golightly Talbert, both of Roswell, NM, where Frank grew up. During the Korean War, Frank joined the Marines and was Stationed at Camp Pendleton in California. After the war, Frank moved to California, where he met the love of his life, Leotta May Hein. They were married on November 8, 1957, and had four children. After raising their children, Frank and Leotta moved back to his hometown, Roswell, NM, and lived there with his wife of sixty years the remainder of his life. Frank was an outdoorsman; he loved hunting and fishing and taught his love of fishing to his children and all his grandchildren. Frank’s kind and teasing personality with his infectious smile, will truly be missed by all his family and friends.
Those left to cherish Frank’s memory are his wife, Leotta Talbert of Roswell, NM; son, Ricky Talbert of Angel Fire, NM; daughters: Roxann Artino of Rosenberg, TX, Donna Dibler of Wilburton, OK, Sheri Chaves of Roswell, NM; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; brothers: Richard Talbert of Roswell, NM, Dennis Talbert of Meridian, ID, and Dewey Talbert of Longmont, CO.
Preceding Frank in death were his parents: James Talbert and Opal Talbert; and sister, Kitty Johnson.
Those chosen as Honorary Pallbearers are the Patriot Guard of Roswell, NM.
Pallbearers are: sons-in-law: Ronny Chaves, Nicolas Artino; and grandson, Steven Fletcher.

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