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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 5-31-10

Frank Wailes, 75, of Green Valley, Ariz., passed away February 28, 2010.

He was born July 3, 1934 in Milliken, Colo., one of eight children of Leroy and Dimple Wailes. A dairy farmer’s son he graduated from Milliken High School. On July 3, 1955 in Las Vegas, Nev., he married Dolores Swenson, also of Weld County. After the death of Dolores he married Jane Brown in November 2000 in Loveland, Colo.

Frank proudly served in Marine Corps while stationed in Camp Pendleton, Calif., and in South Korea during the Korean War. Honorably discharged he attained the rank of Sergeant (E4). He worked all of his life in agriculture first on the family farm and then, after the Marine Corps, he found his calling as an entrepreneur starting several businesses.

From the late 1950s to the middle 1960s he was one of the first to provide artificial insemination services to livestock producers in the Rocky Mountain region. He began this venture serving dairy farms in Weld and Larimer counties and later expanded to major beef cattle operations. In the late 1960’s he founded and operated until his death Agri-Products International, a feeds products company. He developed loyal customers and several close friendships in all western U.S. states and Mexico.

Livestock and feeds were his vocation and avocation. Always ready with a friendly smile, quick wit, and mischievous prank, Frank enjoyed people, particularly his family. Through his love for the outdoors, travel and photography his family experienced and endured many “slide show” moments. He was a staunch supporter of youth activities including music, public speaking, sports and 4-H. Among his proudest achievements was co-founding Little League baseball in Loveland. He took great pride and pleasure in working with his family as they built the baseball fields and manned the concession booths.

Frank, a beloved Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle, Friend, Neighbor and Veteran will be missed by all who came into his life.

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He is survived by his wife, Jane Wailes of Green Valley, Ariz.; two daughters, Sherrie Wailes of Loveland, Colo., and Cindie Wailes-Jenkins of Kersey, Colo.; three sons, Rodney (Donna) Wailes of Red Lodge, Mont., Brent (Ginny) Wailes of Kersey, Colo., Brad Wailes of Loveland, Colo.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, three sisters Wilda Nelson of Green Valley, Ariz., Patti Claus of Windsor, Colo., Dixie (Neil) Halker of Boise, Idaho.; two brothers, Warren (Shirley) Wailes of New Castle, Colo., and Dave Wailes of Johnstown, Colo.; two stepchildren, Ronda (Brent) Huser of Windsor, Colo., and Jason Brown of Loveland, Colo., and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Dimple, his first wife Dolores, one brother, William (Virginia) Wailes, Sr., one sister, Wilma (Gene) Morris, and one great-grandchild, Colbie May.

Memorial services will be held June 12, 2010 at First Christian Church, Loveland, Colo.

Internment is at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley, Colo.

Memorials are preferred and may be given to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Frank Wailes, 75, of Green Valley, Ariz., passed away February 28, 2010.

He was born July 3, 1934 in Milliken, Colo., one of eight children of Leroy and Dimple Wailes. A dairy farmer’s son he graduated from Milliken High School. On July 3, 1955 in Las Vegas, Nev., he married Dolores Swenson, also of Weld County. After the death of Dolores he married Jane Brown in November 2000 in Loveland, Colo.

Frank proudly served in Marine Corps while stationed in Camp Pendleton, Calif., and in South Korea during the Korean War. Honorably discharged he attained the rank of Sergeant (E4). He worked all of his life in agriculture first on the family farm and then, after the Marine Corps, he found his calling as an entrepreneur starting several businesses.

From the late 1950s to the middle 1960s he was one of the first to provide artificial insemination services to livestock producers in the Rocky Mountain region. He began this venture serving dairy farms in Weld and Larimer counties and later expanded to major beef cattle operations. In the late 1960’s he founded and operated until his death Agri-Products International, a feeds products company. He developed loyal customers and several close friendships in all western U.S. states and Mexico.

Livestock and feeds were his vocation and avocation. Always ready with a friendly smile, quick wit, and mischievous prank, Frank enjoyed people, particularly his family. Through his love for the outdoors, travel and photography his family experienced and endured many “slide show” moments. He was a staunch supporter of youth activities including music, public speaking, sports and 4-H. Among his proudest achievements was co-founding Little League baseball in Loveland. He took great pride and pleasure in working with his family as they built the baseball fields and manned the concession booths.

Frank, a beloved Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle, Friend, Neighbor and Veteran will be missed by all who came into his life.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Wailes of Green Valley, Ariz.; two daughters, Sherrie Wailes of Loveland, Colo., and Cindie Wailes-Jenkins of Kersey, Colo.; three sons, Rodney (Donna) Wailes of Red Lodge, Mont., Brent (Ginny) Wailes of Kersey, Colo., Brad Wailes of Loveland, Colo.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, three sisters Wilda Nelson of Green Valley, Ariz., Patti Claus of Windsor, Colo., Dixie (Neil) Halker of Boise, Idaho.; two brothers, Warren (Shirley) Wailes of New Castle, Colo., and Dave Wailes of Johnstown, Colo.; two stepchildren, Ronda (Brent) Huser of Windsor, Colo., and Jason Brown of Loveland, Colo., and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Dimple, his first wife Dolores, one brother, William (Virginia) Wailes, Sr., one sister, Wilma (Gene) Morris, and one great-grandchild, Colbie May.

Memorial services will be held June 12, 2010 at First Christian Church, Loveland, Colo.

Internment is at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley, Colo.

Memorials are preferred and may be given to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Frank Wailes, 75, of Green Valley, Ariz., passed away February 28, 2010.

He was born July 3, 1934 in Milliken, Colo., one of eight children of Leroy and Dimple Wailes. A dairy farmer’s son he graduated from Milliken High School. On July 3, 1955 in Las Vegas, Nev., he married Dolores Swenson, also of Weld County. After the death of Dolores he married Jane Brown in November 2000 in Loveland, Colo.

Frank proudly served in Marine Corps while stationed in Camp Pendleton, Calif., and in South Korea during the Korean War. Honorably discharged he attained the rank of Sergeant (E4). He worked all of his life in agriculture first on the family farm and then, after the Marine Corps, he found his calling as an entrepreneur starting several businesses.

From the late 1950s to the middle 1960s he was one of the first to provide artificial insemination services to livestock producers in the Rocky Mountain region. He began this venture serving dairy farms in Weld and Larimer counties and later expanded to major beef cattle operations. In the late 1960’s he founded and operated until his death Agri-Products International, a feeds products company. He developed loyal customers and several close friendships in all western U.S. states and Mexico.

Livestock and feeds were his vocation and avocation. Always ready with a friendly smile, quick wit, and mischievous prank, Frank enjoyed people, particularly his family. Through his love for the outdoors, travel and photography his family experienced and endured many “slide show” moments. He was a staunch supporter of youth activities including music, public speaking, sports and 4-H. Among his proudest achievements was co-founding Little League baseball in Loveland. He took great pride and pleasure in working with his family as they built the baseball fields and manned the concession booths.

Frank, a beloved Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle, Friend, Neighbor and Veteran will be missed by all who came into his life.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Wailes of Green Valley, Ariz.; two daughters, Sherrie Wailes of Loveland, Colo., and Cindie Wailes-Jenkins of Kersey, Colo.; three sons, Rodney (Donna) Wailes of Red Lodge, Mont., Brent (Ginny) Wailes of Kersey, Colo., Brad Wailes of Loveland, Colo.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, three sisters Wilda Nelson of Green Valley, Ariz., Patti Claus of Windsor, Colo., Dixie (Neil) Halker of Boise, Idaho.; two brothers, Warren (Shirley) Wailes of New Castle, Colo., and Dave Wailes of Johnstown, Colo.; two stepchildren, Ronda (Brent) Huser of Windsor, Colo., and Jason Brown of Loveland, Colo., and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Dimple, his first wife Dolores, one brother, William (Virginia) Wailes, Sr., one sister, Wilma (Gene) Morris, and one great-grandchild, Colbie May.

Memorial services will be held June 12, 2010 at First Christian Church, Loveland, Colo.

Internment is at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley, Colo.

Memorials are preferred and may be given to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Frank Wailes, 75, of Green Valley, Ariz., passed away February 28, 2010.

He was born July 3, 1934 in Milliken, Colo., one of eight children of Leroy and Dimple Wailes. A dairy farmer’s son he graduated from Milliken High School. On July 3, 1955 in Las Vegas, Nev., he married Dolores Swenson, also of Weld County. After the death of Dolores he married Jane Brown in November 2000 in Loveland, Colo.

Frank proudly served in Marine Corps while stationed in Camp Pendleton, Calif., and in South Korea during the Korean War. Honorably discharged he attained the rank of Sergeant (E4). He worked all of his life in agriculture first on the family farm and then, after the Marine Corps, he found his calling as an entrepreneur starting several businesses.

From the late 1950s to the middle 1960s he was one of the first to provide artificial insemination services to livestock producers in the Rocky Mountain region. He began this venture serving dairy farms in Weld and Larimer counties and later expanded to major beef cattle operations. In the late 1960’s he founded and operated until his death Agri-Products International, a feeds products company. He developed loyal customers and several close friendships in all western U.S. states and Mexico.

Livestock and feeds were his vocation and avocation. Always ready with a friendly smile, quick wit, and mischievous prank, Frank enjoyed people, particularly his family. Through his love for the outdoors, travel and photography his family experienced and endured many “slide show” moments. He was a staunch supporter of youth activities including music, public speaking, sports and 4-H. Among his proudest achievements was co-founding Little League baseball in Loveland. He took great pride and pleasure in working with his family as they built the baseball fields and manned the concession booths.

Frank, a beloved Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle, Friend, Neighbor and Veteran will be missed by all who came into his life.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Wailes of Green Valley, Ariz.; two daughters, Sherrie Wailes of Loveland, Colo., and Cindie Wailes-Jenkins of Kersey, Colo.; three sons, Rodney (Donna) Wailes of Red Lodge, Mont., Brent (Ginny) Wailes of Kersey, Colo., Brad Wailes of Loveland, Colo.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, three sisters Wilda Nelson of Green Valley, Ariz., Patti Claus of Windsor, Colo., Dixie (Neil) Halker of Boise, Idaho.; two brothers, Warren (Shirley) Wailes of New Castle, Colo., and Dave Wailes of Johnstown, Colo.; two stepchildren, Ronda (Brent) Huser of Windsor, Colo., and Jason Brown of Loveland, Colo., and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Dimple, his first wife Dolores, one brother, William (Virginia) Wailes, Sr., one sister, Wilma (Gene) Morris, and one great-grandchild, Colbie May.

Memorial services will be held June 12, 2010 at First Christian Church, Loveland, Colo.

Internment is at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley, Colo.

Memorials are preferred and may be given to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Frank Wailes, 75, of Green Valley, Ariz., passed away February 28, 2010.

He was born July 3, 1934 in Milliken, Colo., one of eight children of Leroy and Dimple Wailes. A dairy farmer’s son he graduated from Milliken High School. On July 3, 1955 in Las Vegas, Nev., he married Dolores Swenson, also of Weld County. After the death of Dolores he married Jane Brown in November 2000 in Loveland, Colo.

Frank proudly served in Marine Corps while stationed in Camp Pendleton, Calif., and in South Korea during the Korean War. Honorably discharged he attained the rank of Sergeant (E4). He worked all of his life in agriculture first on the family farm and then, after the Marine Corps, he found his calling as an entrepreneur starting several businesses.

From the late 1950s to the middle 1960s he was one of the first to provide artificial insemination services to livestock producers in the Rocky Mountain region. He began this venture serving dairy farms in Weld and Larimer counties and later expanded to major beef cattle operations. In the late 1960’s he founded and operated until his death Agri-Products International, a feeds products company. He developed loyal customers and several close friendships in all western U.S. states and Mexico.

Livestock and feeds were his vocation and avocation. Always ready with a friendly smile, quick wit, and mischievous prank, Frank enjoyed people, particularly his family. Through his love for the outdoors, travel and photography his family experienced and endured many “slide show” moments. He was a staunch supporter of youth activities including music, public speaking, sports and 4-H. Among his proudest achievements was co-founding Little League baseball in Loveland. He took great pride and pleasure in working with his family as they built the baseball fields and manned the concession booths.

Frank, a beloved Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle, Friend, Neighbor and Veteran will be missed by all who came into his life.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Wailes of Green Valley, Ariz.; two daughters, Sherrie Wailes of Loveland, Colo., and Cindie Wailes-Jenkins of Kersey, Colo.; three sons, Rodney (Donna) Wailes of Red Lodge, Mont., Brent (Ginny) Wailes of Kersey, Colo., Brad Wailes of Loveland, Colo.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, three sisters Wilda Nelson of Green Valley, Ariz., Patti Claus of Windsor, Colo., Dixie (Neil) Halker of Boise, Idaho.; two brothers, Warren (Shirley) Wailes of New Castle, Colo., and Dave Wailes of Johnstown, Colo.; two stepchildren, Ronda (Brent) Huser of Windsor, Colo., and Jason Brown of Loveland, Colo., and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Dimple, his first wife Dolores, one brother, William (Virginia) Wailes, Sr., one sister, Wilma (Gene) Morris, and one great-grandchild, Colbie May.

Memorial services will be held June 12, 2010 at First Christian Church, Loveland, Colo.

Internment is at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley, Colo.

Memorials are preferred and may be given to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Frank Wailes, 75, of Green Valley, Ariz., passed away February 28, 2010.

He was born July 3, 1934 in Milliken, Colo., one of eight children of Leroy and Dimple Wailes. A dairy farmer’s son he graduated from Milliken High School. On July 3, 1955 in Las Vegas, Nev., he married Dolores Swenson, also of Weld County. After the death of Dolores he married Jane Brown in November 2000 in Loveland, Colo.

Frank proudly served in Marine Corps while stationed in Camp Pendleton, Calif., and in South Korea during the Korean War. Honorably discharged he attained the rank of Sergeant (E4). He worked all of his life in agriculture first on the family farm and then, after the Marine Corps, he found his calling as an entrepreneur starting several businesses.

From the late 1950s to the middle 1960s he was one of the first to provide artificial insemination services to livestock producers in the Rocky Mountain region. He began this venture serving dairy farms in Weld and Larimer counties and later expanded to major beef cattle operations. In the late 1960’s he founded and operated until his death Agri-Products International, a feeds products company. He developed loyal customers and several close friendships in all western U.S. states and Mexico.

Livestock and feeds were his vocation and avocation. Always ready with a friendly smile, quick wit, and mischievous prank, Frank enjoyed people, particularly his family. Through his love for the outdoors, travel and photography his family experienced and endured many “slide show” moments. He was a staunch supporter of youth activities including music, public speaking, sports and 4-H. Among his proudest achievements was co-founding Little League baseball in Loveland. He took great pride and pleasure in working with his family as they built the baseball fields and manned the concession booths.

Frank, a beloved Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle, Friend, Neighbor and Veteran will be missed by all who came into his life.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Wailes of Green Valley, Ariz.; two daughters, Sherrie Wailes of Loveland, Colo., and Cindie Wailes-Jenkins of Kersey, Colo.; three sons, Rodney (Donna) Wailes of Red Lodge, Mont., Brent (Ginny) Wailes of Kersey, Colo., Brad Wailes of Loveland, Colo.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, three sisters Wilda Nelson of Green Valley, Ariz., Patti Claus of Windsor, Colo., Dixie (Neil) Halker of Boise, Idaho.; two brothers, Warren (Shirley) Wailes of New Castle, Colo., and Dave Wailes of Johnstown, Colo.; two stepchildren, Ronda (Brent) Huser of Windsor, Colo., and Jason Brown of Loveland, Colo., and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Dimple, his first wife Dolores, one brother, William (Virginia) Wailes, Sr., one sister, Wilma (Gene) Morris, and one great-grandchild, Colbie May.

Memorial services will be held June 12, 2010 at First Christian Church, Loveland, Colo.

Internment is at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley, Colo.

Memorials are preferred and may be given to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Frank Wailes, 75, of Green Valley, Ariz., passed away February 28, 2010.

He was born July 3, 1934 in Milliken, Colo., one of eight children of Leroy and Dimple Wailes. A dairy farmer’s son he graduated from Milliken High School. On July 3, 1955 in Las Vegas, Nev., he married Dolores Swenson, also of Weld County. After the death of Dolores he married Jane Brown in November 2000 in Loveland, Colo.

Frank proudly served in Marine Corps while stationed in Camp Pendleton, Calif., and in South Korea during the Korean War. Honorably discharged he attained the rank of Sergeant (E4). He worked all of his life in agriculture first on the family farm and then, after the Marine Corps, he found his calling as an entrepreneur starting several businesses.

From the late 1950s to the middle 1960s he was one of the first to provide artificial insemination services to livestock producers in the Rocky Mountain region. He began this venture serving dairy farms in Weld and Larimer counties and later expanded to major beef cattle operations. In the late 1960’s he founded and operated until his death Agri-Products International, a feeds products company. He developed loyal customers and several close friendships in all western U.S. states and Mexico.

Livestock and feeds were his vocation and avocation. Always ready with a friendly smile, quick wit, and mischievous prank, Frank enjoyed people, particularly his family. Through his love for the outdoors, travel and photography his family experienced and endured many “slide show” moments. He was a staunch supporter of youth activities including music, public speaking, sports and 4-H. Among his proudest achievements was co-founding Little League baseball in Loveland. He took great pride and pleasure in working with his family as they built the baseball fields and manned the concession booths.

Frank, a beloved Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle, Friend, Neighbor and Veteran will be missed by all who came into his life.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Wailes of Green Valley, Ariz.; two daughters, Sherrie Wailes of Loveland, Colo., and Cindie Wailes-Jenkins of Kersey, Colo.; three sons, Rodney (Donna) Wailes of Red Lodge, Mont., Brent (Ginny) Wailes of Kersey, Colo., Brad Wailes of Loveland, Colo.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, three sisters Wilda Nelson of Green Valley, Ariz., Patti Claus of Windsor, Colo., Dixie (Neil) Halker of Boise, Idaho.; two brothers, Warren (Shirley) Wailes of New Castle, Colo., and Dave Wailes of Johnstown, Colo.; two stepchildren, Ronda (Brent) Huser of Windsor, Colo., and Jason Brown of Loveland, Colo., and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Dimple, his first wife Dolores, one brother, William (Virginia) Wailes, Sr., one sister, Wilma (Gene) Morris, and one great-grandchild, Colbie May.

Memorial services will be held June 12, 2010 at First Christian Church, Loveland, Colo.

Internment is at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley, Colo.

Memorials are preferred and may be given to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.