Obituary of Roberta Frank |

Obituary of Roberta Frank

Roberta Frank

Roberta Kay Tarbox Frank died suddenly Oct. 16, 2014 in Grass Valley, California of natural causes surrounded by family and friends. She was 72.

A Celebration of Life Service will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 12889 Osborne Hill Road in Grass Valley. Although not a member of that church, Roberta enjoyed rehearsing, performing, and attending many concerts there due to its fine acoustics. Her beloved Sierra Master Chorale and Music in the Mountains Chorus will sing together at the service in tribute to her.

Roberta was born in Missoula, Montana and graduated from the University of Montana. She was a music educator, musical director and coach, vocal soloist, and pianist. Roberta ultimately became a mentor and role model for members of multiple choirs and music ensembles. She was joyously devoted to being of service to others and touched so many lives and hearts.

Roberta is survived by her sister, Nancy Ruth Tarbox Donahue of Nevada City; son, Brian Joseph Frank of Nevada City; daughter, Laurie Anne Frank Cousins; son-in-law, Christopher Maher Cousins; grandchildren, Sequoia Grace Cousins and Sean Christopher Cousins of Los Angeles; nephews, Bradley Glenn Donahue of Los Angeles and Todd Jones Donahue of Oakland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Music in the Mountains and/or InConcert Sierra. Condolences and contributions may be made through

Roberta is forever free to sing throughout the universe.

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