Frank B. Peralta
April 14, 1939 ~ February 16, 2021
Frank B. Peralta, 81, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in Vancouver, Washington. Frank loved his family, hiking, sudoku and crossword puzzles. He and his wife Bonnie were married in Phoenix, AZ and celebrated 31 years of marriage. Frank was a 4th generation Arizonan and followed in his family’s tradition by serving in the National Guard at Fort Ord. He was proud of all his family members who served in the military. Frank retired after 25 years in Aerospace with Air Research, Garrett Turbine Engine Company, Allied Signal and Honeywell, all while working in the same buildings. Frank enjoyed watching sports on TV with Bonnie including the Green Bay Packers, Arizona D’Backs and Seattle Mariners and loved to collect hats of his favorite teams and places. As an avid hiker, he was fondly known as “King of the Mountain.” One year, he climbed Camelback Mountain over 250 times; His best round trip was under 38 minutes! He hiked the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim twice in one day. He instilled a passion for outdoor activities with his family and friends. Few could keep up with him!
Frank was born on April 14, 1939 to Albert and Rebecca (Saiz) Peralta in St. Johns, AZ. He is survived by his wife Bonnie, daughter Olivia and son-in-law Frank Walter of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, sister Effie Bond of Show Low, AZ, sister-in-law Mrs. Daniel (Lolaine) Peralta, and brother-in-law Tony Gonzalez; in-laws Ron and Becky Steffen, Don and Gloria Steffen, Connie and Jerry Wessels, John and Karen Steffen, Tom Steffen, Alan Steffen and Terry and Sonya Steffen and numerous nieces and nephews. Deceased family members include: Albert and Anita Peralta, Pete & Angie Peralta, Daniel Peralta, Ralph Peralta and sisters Eddie (Bernie) Leal, and Rhonda Gonzalez, In-Laws Andy and Eileen Steffen of Dickeyville, WI. A private celebration of life will be held by the family on Wednesday, February 24th. Memorial will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
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