Frank DeMark
Frank DeMark
Frank DeMark

Obituary of Frank Burns DeMark

Frank Burns DeMark passed away peacefully on November 10, 2022 at the age of 92. He was born on March 30, 1930 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Nina and Frank Senior. Frank grew up in Peyton, Colorado with his little brother Vernon. He enjoyed telling stories about the mischief the two caused in their early years. One involved Frank pushing Vernon in a wagon down the rooftop of a low shed. Vernon wasn't hurt but put up a fuss. Frank recalled hiding under the bed knowing trouble was at hand. Frank played basketball in high school and graduated from Peyton High with a class of 4�.3 boys and 1 girl. His mother passed away when Frank was 16. His father remarried. After his graduation, his family moved to Idaho and bought 80+ acres of desert land near Caldwell. Frank and Vernon worked to remove sagebrush and make the land ready for the irrigating. The two brothers worked the farm and hunted in their free time. Hunting and fishing were Frank's true passions. One bird hunting excursion in the Mann Creek area resulted in Frank's handgun misfiring, lodging a bullet in the calf of his leg. It was Sunday morning, but they found a doctor at his in-home office in Weiser who removed the bullet by pushing a rod through the entry wound. No anesthesia. Frank only had $30 on him, and the doctor said that would cover the bill. Frank joined the Air Force in 1951 and served during the Korean War. He married Maxine Smith about that time. They were married a few years and had two daughters, Vicki and Jacki. He married Bev Crossland in 1962. The couple and her daughter, Valerie, moved to Salmon, Idaho where they lived for about 20 years. After leaving Salmon, Frank and Bev traveled for a few years, snow birding between Idaho and Arizona. They lived in Arizona before returning to Caldwell in 1990 where they resided until Bev passed away earlier this year. Frank had fond memories of their travels and adventures together. Frank had a rich and varied working career and public service history. He farmed and ranched, worked in the automotive trade, owned an auto parts store and a Ford dealership. He was an active member of the Elks Lodge and Chamber of Commerce in Salmon. After moving to Caldwell, he managed the Armory rentals. For the past 20 years, he served as president and/or board member of the Caldwell Irrigation Lateral District, where he made long-lasting friendships. He was finishing his last term on the board when he passed. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Nina, his brothers Charles and Vernon, and his wife Beverly. He is survived by his children-Vicki and Jack, Jacki and Roger, Val and Jeff. He leaves behind numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and good friends. They will miss him, his sense of humor, and his stories. Services in celebration of Frank's life will be held on Monday, December 12th at 11a.m. at the Oregon Trail Church of God in Caldwell. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Frank's honor, to the Elks Scholarship Fund, c/o Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, Idaho 83661. Arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. Condolences may be made to Frank's family at Service Details. Celebration of Life Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 | 11:00am When: Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 11:00am Location: Oregon Trail Church of God Address: 23057 Old Hwy 30 Caldwell, Idaho 83607 Interment Location: Canyon Hill Cemetery Address: 2024 N. Illinois Ave Caldwell, Idaho 83605 Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event Ongoing Online Event About this event In Loving Memory Of Frank DeMark March 30, 1930 - November 10, 2022 Look inside to read what others have shared Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book. View Tribute Book
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