Frank Donald Villa, 86, of Medford, Oregon, passed away October 30, 2017 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in San Luis Obispo, California to Frank Augustus and Florentina (Elsie Calderon) Villa.
Frank served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1951-1952 during the Korean Conflict. He worked on original underground missile construction at Vandenberg Air Force Base and the Naval Missile Range at Point Arguello for 10 years. He retired from the U.S. Forest Service after 24 years in Butte Falls, Ore.
Frank enjoyed bowling, gardening, wood crafts, hunting, and traveling; he truly loved deep sea fishing and being the captain of the Ob La Di. He was a lifetime member of the Eagles Club where he met the love of his life, Dorothy in 1969; it was love at first sight.
Frank is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Dorothy (Talley) Villa; sons, Charles Eilenberger, of Central Point, Donald Villa, of Salem, and Steven Villa, of White City; and daughters, Jean Reynolds of Albany and Joan Grimes of Shady Cove. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kay Middlebusher; six brothers; and three sisters.
A committal service will be held November 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Eagle Point National Cemetery. Arrangements by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives, 541-770-6505.