Leonelle Marie Frankforter (82) went peacefully home to our Lord on January 21, 2010. She was born in David City, Nebraska on October 21, 1927. As a young adult she moved to California where she married Wayne Frankforter. Together they raised eight children. Lee was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She had a distinguished career working for CCH Computax in Torrance, California. She was an excellent cook and an avid reader. She played BINGO every Friday night and enjoyed watching the LA Angels play baseball. "Granny" had five grandchildren and five great grandchildren whom she loved and adored. She touched the hearts of many, will be deeply missed by all who knew her and she will never be forgotten. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne, her sons Phillip and Roger and her brother John Zak. She is survived by her brothers Daniel and Paul Zak, her children: Jean Keeley, Peggy Mayhew, Cindy Black, Laura Gonzales, Tom Frankforter, and George Frankforter; her grandchildren: Denise Depierre, Abigail Blank, Kristen Black, Matthew Gonzales & Daniel Gonzales; her great grandchildren: Jaelen, Neala & Esme Blank and Adrian & Anders Depierre; and many nieces and nephews. Please use this website to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

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  1. Mom F. here I find the guestbook up still and I never signed it. Well, I would like all to know that I could not have asked for a more loving-kinder mother-in-law. Mom F. was a truly wonderful lady who accepted me into the family 25 yrs ago when I married her son Tom. There was a time in 1992 when Mom F. stood by my side when my own mother was fighting for her life. My mother recovered back then and Mom Frankforter kept me together. I recall many many bbq’s at our house as well as planting flowers with Mom F. I loved her so much and miss her a lot – not a day goes by where I do not think about her. She was an amazing lady – full of grace. She endured much heartbreak yet she persevered. Love you – Kathy

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