Posted on Feb 9, 2018

My husband, Frank, died of cholangiocarcinoma,liver duct cancer, Jan. 2, 2010. We were unaware that he had it until 8 days before he died. His unexpected death left a a big hole in many peoples’ lifes and has made it very difficult to go on. Frank was a loud happy guy. He enjoyed making people laugh. My life was tied to his for over 30 years. He was my Sunshine, I was his Moonbeam. He was from Bay City Texas and was always proud of that fact. You did not have to know him long before you knew where he was from. He was the son of John and Sophia Perez. The brother of Lupe, Connie, Fred, Mary Jane and Steve. The father of Robert and Mary Perez. The step father of Melissa and Keith Heavner. He was called Papa by nine grandchildren; Krystal, Jessica, Bradley, Kyra, Nia, Aria, Aidon, Sophia and Phoenix. He spent 20 years in the Air Force and did 5 tours in Vietnam, another thing he was very proud of. He believed in God our Father and said his prayer every night before he went to sleep. He was a man of his word, and never cheated anyone. He was a guy I could always depend on.

Frank had once asked a wise man in Vietnam, how old would he be when he died. The wise man toook a long stick and made 5 scratches on the ground. So Frank firmly believed he would die young at 50. He told me that fact before we were married. He spent years training me to do things for myself because he knew he would not be here with me. I laughed when he turned 50 because I still had him. I am not laughing anymore. When I lost him at 62, that was still too soon for him to go. He helped me raise my children, and enjoyed his children, and when that was done we enjoyed the grandchildren together. He loved to talk and would talk to anyone that listened to him. He made lasting friends so easily. He liked the films. Two of his all time favorite movies were “The Natural” and “Field of Dreams”. He liked to fish, although he never got the hang of fresh water fishing after years spent salt water fishing. He enjoyed taking the grandkids fishing and taking them to Bass Pro Shop to hunt for more fishing stuff. He loved to garden, and grow beautiful flowers. His favorite flowers were star gazer lilies and roses of all kinds. He liked watching sports. Football was his favorite, He had been a Houston Oiler Fan and was a Texas Longhorn Fan. He liked to collect diverse objects: ink pens, flashlights, compasses, tools etc. There is so much I could say about this modest man. He came from modest beginnings and remained that way. He never wanted a fancy car, or a big house. He went through life satisfied with what he had. He was a great man and will be missed by many until we see him again.

Kathleen Perez

September 17, 2011 ยท

Frank Perez, My Sunshine

My husband, Frank, died of cholangiocarcinoma,liver duct cancer, Jan. 2, 2010. We were unaware that he had it until 8 days before he died. His unexpected death left a a big hole in many peoples’ lifes and has made it very difficult to go on. Frank was a loud happy guy. He enjoyed making people laugh. My life was tied to his for over 30 years. He was my Sunshine, I was his Moonbeam. He was from Bay City Texas and was always proud of that fact. You did not have to know him long before you knew where he was from. He was the son of John and Sophia Perez. The brother of Lupe, Connie, Fred, Mary Jane and Steve. The father of Robert and Mary Perez. The step father of Melissa and Keith Heavner. He was called Papa by nine grandchildren; Krystal, Jessica, Bradley, Kyra, Nia, Aria, Aidon, Sophia and Phoenix. He spent 20 years in the Air Force and did 5 tours in Vietnam, another thing he was very proud of. He believed in God our Father and said his prayer every night before he went to sleep. He was a man of his word, and never cheated anyone. He was a guy I could always depend on.

Frank had once asked a wise man in Vietnam, how old would he be when he died. The wise man toook a long stick and made 5 scratches on the ground. So Frank firmly believed he would die young at 50. He told me that fact before we were married. He spent years training me to do things for myself because he knew he would not be here with me. I laughed when he turned 50 because I still had him. I am not laughing anymore. When I lost him at 62, that was still too soon for him to go. He helped me raise my children, and enjoyed his children, and when that was done we enjoyed the grandchildren together. He loved to talk and would talk to anyone that listened to him. He made lasting friends so easily. He liked the films. Two of his all time favorite movies were “The Natural” and “Field of Dreams”. He liked to fish, although he never got the hang of fresh water fishing after years spent salt water fishing. He enjoyed taking the grandkids fishing and taking them to Bass Pro Shop to hunt for more fishing stuff. He loved to garden, and grow beautiful flowers. His favorite flowers were star gazer lilies and roses of all kinds. He liked watching sports. Football was his favorite, He had been a Houston Oiler Fan and was a Texas Longhorn Fan. He liked to collect diverse objects: ink pens, flashlights, compasses, tools etc. There is so much I could say about this modest man. He came from modest beginnings and remained that way. He never wanted a fancy car, or a big house. He went through life satisfied with what he had. He was a great man and will be missed by many until we see him again.