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Frank Vega

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Frank Vega, 87, a World War II Veteran and retired Assemblyman, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Friday, July 27, 2018, 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at General Douglas L. McBride Cemetery. Celebrate Frank’s life by visiting www.andersonbethany.com to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for his family.
On December 3, 1930, Frank was born in Tucson, Arizona. He was 2nd to the eldest of eight children born to the late Guadalupe F. Cano and Jose P. Vega. He was educated in the Tucson Public School system. Frank left the school after completing the 8th grade to enlist in the Armed Forces. On July 17, 1946, Frank enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving in WWII, until he was honorably discharged on January 31, 1949. He was assigned to 3415th Air Police Squadron as a Military Policeman and was awarded World War II Victory Medal.
Frank was married to Amparo Torres Vega, who preceded him in death. He worked for General Motors Automobile Corporation, was disabled, and retired from GMAC. Upon his retirement, Frank moved to Roswell, New Mexico.
He thoroughly enjoyed music and had a deep appreciation for music, spending tremendous time listening and recording music. Frank was a skilled marksman and earned several recognitions for his marksmanship. He always had a sense of humor, always having something funny to say. He loved to travel and had a deep love for animals, always having a dog and a cat, and made sure the birds were fed.
Preceding Frank in death were his wife, Amparo T. Vega; parents: Guadalupe F. Cano and Jose P. Vega; sisters: Antonia V. Aros, and Delores Delgado.
Surviving to cherish Frank’s memory are his brothers: Jesus G. Vega, Sr. and wife, Alice, of Roswell, NM, Carlos Vega of Tampa, FL, Joe Cano and wife, Norma of Elk Grove, CA; sisters: Carmen Urieste, Rosemary Pacheco and Vicky Pesquiera, all of Tucson, AZ; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be: Santiago Molinar III, Santiago Molinar IV, Santiago Molinar V, Jorge Molinar, Chris Lobato and Megan Molinar.
Frank’s tribute was lovingly written in his honor by his family.