Frank Alvin Culler graduated from his earthly stage of life on February 17th, 2014. He had lived all of his 90 years in the San Luis Valley. He was born on July 3, 1923 to Asa & Sarah Culler in Bountiful, Colorado.
Frank enlisted in the Army in 1943. His enlistment papers say he was 6’ tall and weighed 90 pounds. Frank was introduced to Pearl Barber by his sister, Adah. Frank & Pearl were married on December 22, 1945. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. They had six children: Bonnie (Richard) Limone, Price, Utah; Frank (Peggy Ann) Culler, Jr., Farmington, New Mexico; Peggy (Norman) Wilkinson, American Fork, Utah; Sally (Stewart) Wise, Oakdale, California, Tom (Sandy) Culler, Antonito, Colorado; and Richard (Suzanne) Culler, Corbin, Kentucky.
He is survived by all six of his children, 19 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren plus one more due in April, one brother Raymond (LaVon)of Farmington, New Mexico and two sister in laws: Marjorie (Elbert) and Helen (Warren). He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Pearl; One grandson: Stephen Frank; his parents: Asa and Sarah Culler; Four siblings: Elbert, Warren, Adah (Vernell) Morgan, and Edith (Darwin) Holden.
Frank was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in many leadership positions including as a member of five bishoprics, as an extraction worker and probably his favorite calling, working with the Young Men’s organization. Frank worked hard all of his life. He worked at garages, filling stations, at the Port of Entry, over 26 years as a rural mail carrier, and of course, on his farms. He loved the Romeo area and served as Chief of the Volunteer Fire Department for several years. He was well known as the man to call if help was needed. He thawed out pipes and fixed cars for many people. He always helped strangers and neighbors alike. To Frank everyone was a brother no matter their religion or heritage.
Visitations will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, February 21st and from 11:30am -12:30 pm Saturday, February 22, 2014 both at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Manassa. A Funeral Service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 22nd at the Manassa Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment will follow services in the Manassa Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the General Missionary Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in care of the funeral home office.