Janice Frank-Tappy Obituary (2021) – Sterling, CO



Janice Kay (Basler) Frank-Tappy, 58, was received into the arms of the Lord and reunited with her late husband Tom and previous family members on September 28, 2021. Funeral will be held at Christ United Methodist Church at 9:30 am. AM, October 30, 2021 with Pastor Kristie Firme officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery. The service will be broadcast live on facebook.com/tennantfuneralhomes/ Janice was born April 15, 1963 in Brush, CO to Leo and Mary Ann (Hottinger) Basler. She graduated from Akron High School in 1981. After high school Janice attended Northeastern Junior College, then started working for the Equitable Savings and Loan Association in Sterling in 1982. She started as a cashier, promoted to accountant, supervisor Bookkeeping, Accountant / Cashier Supervisor, Assistant Manager and Assistant Vice President. Janice worked there with an emphasis on customer service and light in the office. On June 3, 1989, she married the first love of her life, Thomas John Frank, in Sterling, CO. They enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and family. On March 20, 1992, she gave birth to her son Daniel Joseph Frank, and then on July 30, 1994, they had another son, Joshua Anthony Frank. The boys were the light of their lives and they raised them together until her death on June 10, 1996. Janice was involved in the education of the boys and passed on to them the love of hunting and fishing from their father. Janice enjoyed being active in all of her son’s activities throughout his childhood. When Josh was diagnosed with cancer in 2010, Janice was a source of strength and resilience by his side. Janice was a kind and caring woman who was known for her gentle wit and infectious smile. She couldn’t wait to fill her grandchildren, Daniel’s Juniper Rose Frank and Abbey Frank, born October 9, 2021, with love; and future grandson of Josh and Josie Frank, due December 25, 2021. She enjoyed spending time with family, gardening, and enjoying the company of friends and traveling. She especially liked being on the beach. She was also very involved in The United Methodist Church of Christ. On May 12, 2000, Janice married Bryan Tappy. They then moved north and west of town to get closer to the farm and enjoy the great outdoors and prairie sunrises and sunsets. Janice was predeceased by her beloved husband, Thomas; mother Mary Ann; grandparents Adolf and Icle Basler; Charles and Philomène Hottinger, stepfathers Joseph Frank and Davis Tappy and stepmothers Ruby Frank and Gayle Tappy. Janice is survived by husband Bryan of Sterling, sons Daniel and wife Abbey of Prairieville, LA and Joshua and wife Josie of Box Elder, SD; Father Leo Basler of Akron; sisters and brothers Mary Lee (Donnie) of Greeley; Susan from Duncan, OK; Ed (Leslie); Pat (Tracey); Carol (Rob); Alan (Shantil) all from Akron and Dan (Laura) from Yuma, CO and many nieces and nephews she adored. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory at Brent’s Place – www.brentsplace.org or at Christ United Methodist Church of Tennant Funeral Home, PO Box 1547, Sterling, CO 80751.

Published by Journal Advocate on October 27, 2021.



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