MARICOPA — C. Frank Corralez, 69, died on May 2, 2020.

Mr. Corralez was born on Sept. 24, 1950, to Francisco and Consuelo Corralez in Anthony, Texas, the fifth of six children. After serving in the Army, he received a bachelor’s degree, teaching credential and Master of Arts degree in educational administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills. In 1975, he met and married Lauren Neal in Los Angeles and was happily married for 45 years. He had a playful sense of humor, enjoyed life to the fullest and was a devoted husband and father who dearly loved his family.

He was happiest when surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was a talented artist and writer and spent hours on end tinkering around the house doing various home improvement projects. He was always an active part of his community and coached local Little League teams, volunteered with the United Way and Special Olympics for many years and valued his years as an educator. He spent his final eight years in his adopted home of Maricopa, where he made many cherished friends that he loved to welcome into his home. In Arizona, he relished retired life and could often be found watching old western and World War II movies, and he even took up a hobby of horseback riding.

In addition to his loving wife, survivors include a daughter and son, Christina and Christopher, and a brother, Jesse Corralez. 

Angels in Waiting Cremation & Burial in charge of arrangements.

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