Frank Carl Nagle’s strong spirit passed peacefully to God at 2 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. He was in his home, his loving wife of 27 years, Priscilla (Trout, Hood) Nagle, holding his hand with love and reassurance. The Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17, at Silver Creek Mortuary in Taylor.
He leaves behind a beautiful family of three sons and a daughter from his first marriage to the former Jane Connell, including Carl Joseph, Paul Wallace, Anne Marie and Peter Andrew; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also included are seven stepchildren, four from his previous marriages, and his wife Priscilla’s sons, David Ian and Paul Maurice Hood, and William T. Hudgins. All of them were included in his love and pride of his great family. Frank felt very fortunate to have such healthy, caring children with successful lives of their own. He also leaves behind his beloved brothers and sister, John, Bill and Sarah.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Edgar and Sarah Susan (Campiglia) Nagle; and his sister, Pauline.
Frank was born on Dec. 13, 1942. He was a quiet, trustworthy man who exhibited a caring spirit to all his many friends. He and Priscilla moved from Los Angeles, Calif., to the countryside east of Snowflake 26 years ago. They both loved their home, calling it their own little heaven, and spent a rich life living out what they called their “great adventure” in the countryside.
He was the first Navajo County purchasing agent in several years, serving from 1989 to his retirement in 2005.
In his youth, Frank served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1963, most of the time on the submarine the USS Plunger, but also serving on the USS Tawosa. After moving to this area, he helped start the local charitable organization, Submarine Veterans Association, and was its treasurer. He also served the Snowflake Men’s Golf Club as its treasurer for the yearly charitable golf tournament. In addition, having been a grateful member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 35 years, he participated in helping others to stay clean and sober.
Always trying to follow his mottos of living “One Day at a Time” and “Turn it all over to God,” Frank lived a life filled with many friends and satisfying accomplishments, always feeling blessed by God.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please give to the charity of your choice. Your loving prayers are a welcome contribution to the family, which thanks you all for the happiness and richness you added to Frank’s life.