November 15, 2017
Frank Cruz passed away peacefully on Nov. 4. Born June 17, 1931 in Butte, Montana, Frank, a fifth generation Montanan, spent his early years in Whitehall, Montana. While attending Whitehall high school he learned from his mentor, Hiney Lund, the importance of teachers and coaches in a young person's life. He also met and fell in love with a funny, smart, beautiful girl, Kathleen Shaw, when he, as the football Captain, crowned her homecoming princess.
After high school Frank joined the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the USS Cotton. He traveled the world while supporting the Korean War effort....