Frank Reed Cornum
Frank Reed Cornum of Anaheim, California, formerly of Sanford Colorado, died peacefully Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 at his home in Anaheim at the age of 94. He was born June 8, 1923, in Sanford, Colorado, to H.D. and Lizzie Reed Cornum.
Frank had a great love for family and country. He was the middle child of four brothers and four sisters. He grew up in Sanford, Colorado on a farm where he learned the value of a good days work. He grew up doing odd jobs for family, friends and neighbors. His father drilled wells and one of Franks jobs as a little boy way to ride the horse and make sure it kept going to drill the well. The horse was pretty good size, Frank had been known to occasionally fall asleep on the horses back.
In 1943 Frank entered the Navy as a coxswain, during his service he supported navigating the USS Onslow, USS Ancilla and the USS Randolph. He received an honorable discharge in March 1946. After the Navy Frank did a variety of jobs, from drilling wells, working road construction, to a mechanic building L-1011’s for Lockheed. Frank was skilled at thinking on his feet, and completing any task put before him.
Frank raised appaloosa horses, as well as organizing local horse shows while living in Lancaster, California. He lived a full life and made friends everywhere he went. Frank was a colorful character and be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Frank is survived by his son Eric Cornum, of Anaheim, California; stepdaughter Susie Garner (Randy), of St. Augustine, Florida; brother Kurt (Frankie) Cornum of Palisade, Colorado; and sister Judy Parrish of Sanford, Colorado. He is survived by his grandsons Justin Phillips (Dawn) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Michael Garner, Benjamin Garner, Wiley Garner, and granddaughter Katherine Garner of St. Augustine, Florida. 3 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Kay; his daughter, Tony Michelle; his parents; one brother in infancy; brothers Duwayne Cornum and Monte Cornum; and sisters Gwen Emerson, Shirley Fugate, and Bonnie Coombs.
Memorial Service: 3:00 pm on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Quincy Memorial Park Mausoleum with full military honors the United States Navy funeral honor guard and American Legion Post #37.
Burial: Frank’s ashes will be buried next to his late wife, Kay (Katherine) Cornum in Quincy Memorial Park, Quincy, Illinois
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.