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Nancy D. Frank

December 7, 1943 ~ July 15, 2017 (age 73)
Nancy Dollar Frank, 73, after a brief stay at Quail Ridge Assisted Living in Pocatello, ID, passed on July 15, 2017 following a twelve-year bout with cancer.
Born December 7, 1943 in Camden, NJ to the late Martha Margaret Melson and Dermot Alan Dollar, she is survived by her loving husband John Frank, two sons, Brian P. Griffith (Eileen Banner) and Michael C. Griffith (Christina), both of Boise; three sisters, Carolyn D. Schade (Charles) of Charleston, WV, Martha D. Smith (Bruce) of Sewickley, PA and Ellen D. Cantrell (Gary) of Pittsgrove, NJ; John’s children Ann Brooke of Cottage Grove, MN and James Frank of Tucson, AZ; as well as grandchildren Carter and Christian Griffith, Isaac and Aidan Jederberg, and Jesse Brooke.
Nancy received a B.S. degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY; a Master’s Degree from the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID; and a Child Development Specialist Certification from Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID. She spent her professional career in education combining her compassion for children and their parents with her expertise in child development. Her career included teaching school in Zambia for three years and working with infants and toddlers in the interior of Alaska for one year. Nancy retired from teaching various child development and education classes as a tenured faculty member of ISU College of Technology in 2006.
She was a member of: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Pocatello, ID where she was active on several committees; PEO Chapter K; and Phi Kappa Phi. She especially enjoyed dancing, square dancing, yoga, quilting, knitting, gardening, the HOPE Cancer Support Groups, visiting with friends and her many church activities. She loved Quail Ridge and called her apartment her cabin in the mountains. As the severe pain of Nancy’s passing will be felt by the many whose lives she touched on Earth, we know she will miss her friends and family who remain in the flesh.
The memorial service for Nancy will be at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM followed by a luncheon in the fellowship hall. Per her wishes, flowers will be provided by the family in her favorite colors of yellow and light blue.
Optional memorial contributions can be made to The Idaho Food Bank or to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd with Food Bank designated in the memo.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

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