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Francisco “Frank” Medrano, 73 of Dimmitt, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 in Dimmitt. Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m. in the Abundant Family Life Church with the Rev. Tom Mullins officiating. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the care of Colonial Funeral Home of Dimmitt.

Due to the COVID-19 mandates, the funeral home and the Abundant Life Family Church will require all people to wear a face mask upon entering.

Francisco Medrano was born on Dec. 14, 1946 in Highbank, Texas to Ceferino Medrano and Maria (Soto) Medrano. He grew up in Highbank, Texas and then enlisted in the United States Army in 1969.He was stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas and served two tours during the Vietnam War. He was later honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1974. Shortly thereafter he began working as a lab technician for Cargill and worked up until his retirement. On Dec. 22, 2000 he married his best friend Yolanda (Barrera) Medrano.

Frank enjoyed all types of livestock but especially enjoyed raising goats, pigs and cattle. During his spare time, Frank loved to go camping and fishing while also being able to grill for his family and friends. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan throughout his life.

Frank will mostly be remembered as a man who was always willing to help people in time of need and was always well known in the community.

Those left behind to cherish his memories are his wife, Yolanda Medrano of Dimmitt; children, Michelle Medrano and husband Alexander Melendrez of Hereford, Texas, Michael Medrano and wife Megan Hernandez of Hereford, and Ramona Lee Benavides and husband Ronald of Minnesota; brother, Thomas Medrano and wife Sylvia of Ropesville, Texas;sisters, Betty Montiel and husband Ben of Hart, Texas, Lupe Gonzalez and husband Pete of Amarillo, Texas, Rena Lumbrera of Dimmitt, and Thomasa Niño and husband Johnny of Clarendon, Texas; 14 grandchildren (with Jasmine, Laney, MyKyla, Thaddeus and Erza like his own children); along with 14 great-grandchildren.

Frank is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jesse Medrano Sr.; and sister, Janie Garcia.

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