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Frank Perkins

December 18, 1940 — July 25, 2021

Cephas Frank Perkins of Chino Valley, Arizona quietly entered into eternal rest in the early hours of July 25, 2021, in Safford, Arizona. He was born on December 18, 1940, in Holbrook, Arizona to parents Cephas Alpheus Perkins & Vivian Onita (Jody) Gooch Perkins joining siblings Molly, Susan, Virginia, Audrey, Chuck, Anadee, Bill, Carolyn Fay, and Barbara Dean. Frank attended Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Education. Frank married Carolyn Turley and the family was blessed with 5 children, Allan, Donna, Bruce, Valarie, and Judd. He put his education to work and began teaching and later became an administrator. He loved his family first, then his horses, and finally his dogs. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities over the years. Frank is survived by his loving wife Carolyn, his children Cephas Allan (Kay) Perkins, Donna (Eddie) Miller, Bruce (Diane) Perkins, Valarie (James) Walker, and Judd (Sarah) Perkins, his siblings Molly, Susan, Virginia, Audrey, Chuck, Anadee, Bill, and Carolyn Fay, 10 Grandchildren, 12 Great-Grandchildren with 2 on the way, and his Corgi Buddy. He was preceded in death by his parents Cephas Alpheus & Jody Perkins, his sister Barbara Dean Perkins, and his grandson Brandon Coronado. A visitation for Frank will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Chino Valley Chapel beginning at 10:00 a.m. followed by the funeral services at 11:00 a.m. with interment in the Chino Valley Cemetery. The funeral service will be aired on Facebook Live beginning 10 minutes prior to start time. Log on to your Facebook account, locate McDougal's Caldwell Funeral Chapel's page, like our page (thumbs up icon) and scroll down until you find Frank's services. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to NAMI.org in honor of team "Brandon's Stars".
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