Frankie DeGraff Ravenscroft

Feb. 28, 1941 - June 27, 2015

Frankie DeGraff Ravenscroft passed away peacefully on June 27, 2015. She was born February 28th 1941 in Cortez, Colorado to Frank and Mollie DeGraff. Frank passed away in December of 1940 before the twins were born. Frankie and her twin sister Frances were the youngest of 8 children and were born at home. There were three sets of twins in the DeGraff family. She was raised in Cortez where she met and fell in love with Bruce Ravenscroft and they were married in 1960. After Bruce and Frankie were married, they moved to Southern California with their two children, Leslie and Scott. Over 55 years they raised their family and made many lifelong friends. Bruce and Frankie retired and moved to Gardnerville, Nevada where they spent their retirement years together enjoying the Carson Valley. Frankie was preceded in death by her husband Bruce last year. She is survived by her daughter Leslie Smith of Carson City and son Scott Ravenscroft of Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Frankie is also survived by her sister Ada Painton of Colorado Springs, Colorado, brother-in-law Max Ravenscroft of Gardnerville, Nevada and numerous Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Walton’s Chapel in Gardnerville at 1521 Church Street, Gardnerville, Nevada on Saturday July 11th at 10:00 am. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Carson Valley Inn. Internment will take place at the Fernley Veterans Cemetery on July 13, 2015 at 10 am.


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