It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share the unexpected passing of Frank Clovis, 69, on November 10, 2022. To all who knew him well, Frank brought a brightness of spirit fueled by seeing those around him thrive. He was our PopCola, our Guido Vespucci, our Grand Poobah, and the Godfather of all CPAs, and he is missed.
Frank was born June 29, 1953, in Longview, Washington, to parents Julie and Franklin; he was the second of four children. Frank was preceded in death by his parents and sister Terre. He is survived by his wife, Linda; son, Frank Jr. (Sandy) Clovis; and daughter, Tracy Sanders of Coeur d’Alene. Denny (Stephanie) Clovis, Dallas, and Brian (Christina) Gross, Tucson His nine grandchildren are: Brittany (Jay) Gonzalez, Landra, Quinn, and Kaylee Clovis; Mattison (Dyllan) Barnes; Riley (Hope) Sanders; Kallin Sanders; Camryn and Evan Gross. two great-grandchildren: Onyx and Wrenlee Barnes. Sister-in-law: Donna Caskey; brothers: Tom and Greg. Frank loved his family and friends beyond measure, and we will miss his megawatt smile and larger-than life persona, lighting up every room he entered.
After graduating from Boise State University with his accounting degree, Frank moved to Coeur d’Alene ID, where he started his successful 48-year career as a CPA. Frank loved and excelled at his profession, primarily because of the deep relationships he built with his business associates and clientele. Few people like tax season, but he looked forward to this time of year when he could discover how his clients' families had grown and had prevailed that year.
Frank was loved and respected in our community. This is because he took actions based on what would benefit us all, not just himself. In his 50s, one of the things he enjoyed most was coaching junior tackle football and seeing our youth find their strengths as part of a team.
Frank and his wife Linda had many adventures in their time together. They loved to travel and created a tradition of spending time with their grandchildren, taking them on mystery trips the year each of them turned 12 years old. They have also visited Ireland, Scotland, (golfing St. Andrews), France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Mexico, the Czech Republic, Austria, the Netherlands, and almost every state in the US. Before his passing, Frank was busy planning a trip to Greece, Croatia, and Italy this coming summer. His craving for warm weather led to many of their travels, and they spent as much time as possible at their Tucson home.
Frank never missed the opportunity to sing the praises of his alma mater with his family, friends, or clients, and poke fun at EVERYONE else who made the wrong decision to go anywhere but BSU. It was a rare occasion to find Frank not talking about, surrounded by, or wearing Boise Broncos gear.
A celebration of his life is planned for Saturday, June 17th (Father’s Day weekend) 2023. The celebration will be located at 1250 W. Ironwood Drive at 2 p.m.
In honor of Frank, wear shorts (Frank's favorite attire); bright colors: Boise State Bronco or Hawaiian shirts preferred. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate.