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Frank James Kirkwood

October 20, 1942 — November 20, 2014

Frank James Kirkwood

Frank J. Kirkwood, age 72, died peacefully at his home in Diamondville, WY. On November 20, 2014.  

Frank was born on October 20, 1942 in Kemmerer, Wyoming, the son of Allan Smith and Olga Frances (Zebre) Kirkwood.  He attended schools in Kemmerer, WY.  He married Lois A. Hall on October 8, 1994 in Elko, Nevada.  

Frank loved life.  He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed spending time camping, fishing,  associating with family and friends.  He enjoyed the University of Wyoming Cowboys, sports of all kinds.  Frank was an avid bowler, and trap shooter.  

He is survived by his wife, Lois Kirkwood, of Diamondville, WY.; his mother, Olga Kirkwood, of Kemmerer, WY.;  a brother, Allan Kirkwood, of Big Piney, WY.; a sister, Mary Frances (Larry)  Hunzie, of Kemmerer, WY.; children, Michael (Jen) Kirkwood, of Afton, WY.; a daughter, Monica (Troy) Sill, of Elko, NV.; and step children, Tamara (Bill) Crowley, of Anaheim, CA.; Stephanie Thayer, of St. Louis, MO.; and Stephen Thayer, of Denver, CO.; his loving grandchildren, Jeremie (Tasha) Sill, Whitnie Herman, Sadie (Brian) Nelson, Carley Critchlow, Colton Critchlow, Gavin Kirkwood, and Jacob Kirkwood; and his great grandchildren, Taylor Sill, Ellie Nelson, and Marley Kirkwood.  He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Frank is preceded in death by his father, one brother, Bobby Kirkwood, and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Memorial Mass to celebrate his life will be conducted on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. At St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Kemmerer, WY.; with Father David as the celebrant.  Inurnment will follow services at the South Lincoln Cemetery, Kemmerer, WY. Graveside committal will also be under the direction of The Eagles Aerie Auxillary from Kemmerer, WY.  A luncheon will follow the services at the Kemmerer Eagles Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to Best Home Health Care Hospice of Kemmerer, WY.

Online condolences may be left at

Cremation has taken place under the care of Ball Family Chapel of Kemmerer, WY.

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