Frank William Presley, 89, passed away peacefully with his son at his home in Pueblo on March 28, 2012. He was born in Pueblo on March 23, 1923, to George and Laura McCarney Presley. He graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1941 where he excelled at football. He married Marjorie Kilfoy while home on leave from the Army on August 17, 1943. He was stationed in England during WWII. Frank was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Margie; youngest son, Patrick Presley; brother, Mahlon Presley; sisters, Dorothy Smith and Rose Markee; stepbrother, George Presley, Jr.; and granddaughter-in-law, Megan Rivera. Frank, affectionately known as Paco, is survived by his twin daughters, Linda (David) Rivera of Scottsdale, Ariz., Cathy (Ron) Diodosio of Pueblo son, Bruce (Teri) Presley of Pueblo; brother, Jimmy (Dorothy) Presley; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Gurian; ten very special grandchildren and eleven very amazing great-grandchildren. There were many caring nieces, nephews, and cousins. Frank's 46-year career with the flour milling business began in Pueblo and ended in Minneapolis, Minn. During his eleven-year residence at Oak Meadows in Oakdale, Minn., he met a very special and loving friend, Elsie Johnson, who still lives in Minnesota. Frank's children, grandchildren and siblings spent many fun-filled vacations with him in Minnesota. In March 2011, Frank decided it was time to come home to Pueblo to be surrounded by his family. Bruce Presley was Frank and Uncle Mahlon's devoted caregiver. Frank's newest great-grandson and amazing 'look alike,' Quintin Odell and great-granddaughter, Abbie Odell, provided him with many happy moments during the past year. Frank was a devoted, generous, and loving father who loved family picnics in the mountains, barbecuing on his specially made grill and celebrating his Irish heritage every St. Patrick's day. Frank's family would like to acknowledge the loving care provided by Sangre de Cristo Hospice caregivers. Funeral Mass, 10 A.M. Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave., with Msgr. Edward Nunez as celebrant. Internment with military honors at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make contributions can do so to Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004 or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Frank – even though you were not my grandpa, I love you as one. You will always have a special place in my heart. I am truely honored and blessed to know you. God Bless you and your family.

    P.S. When it is my time, I’ll be sure to bring you some Jim Beam.

    Love – Becca

  2. I’m really sorry for the loss of my uncle Frank! He was a wonderful man. He loved his family more than anything. I always enjoyed his words of wisdom, his witty humor and his great smile! He will truely be missed!!

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