Frank Lynn Valdepena, Jr.

Obituary for Frank Lynn Valdepena, Jr.

Frank was a man who strived for excellence, whether that be helping others reach their maximum potential, mentoring others, or simply just being there when others needed words of encouragement. He proudly served his country with the US Navy, retiring as a Nuclear Power Plant Electrician. He absolutely loved cooking up his famous enchiladas while telling us all his newest jokes.  He became the MVP of service and ‘get er done’ projects at The Palms Church, and was loved and valued by so many. He touched so many hearts and not a day will go by that he won’t be missed.

Frank is survived by his beautiful wife of 29 years, Terry; his children, Krystal and Kyle; grandson Eli; his mother, Emillee; father, Frank Sr., and brother, Andrew.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frank’s memory may be made out to the Palms Church

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We were Senior Chiefs stationed onboard the USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77) together. I was a little hyper back then. To be honest I was lot of hyper especially when I had a Mountain Dew. I remember the ship was in the yards and Frank was up for Master Chief. We were coming out of building 2600 one day and was talking about racing each other and that all we wanted to do was beat Senior Chief Christ Miles (MCPO(Ret) in an upcoming race that was being held at Huntington Hall for our Sports Day. As we talked the Holy Spirit told me Frank made Master Chief and so I told him that he had made it and he gave me this look of unbelief, like whatever dude. And you know what? He made Master Chief that year. So when the results came out, all he could say was “DBo I owe you a Mountain Dew”!! Rest In peace my Brother, my shipmate and fellow 1% – May your legacy live on in those lives you have touched – YNCM(Ret) Darrin C. Bobbitt, Sr.


I can’t believe you are gone. It doesn’t seem real. We had such a great time celebrating Kyle’s graduation with you on Friday. You were so proud! We will miss your jokes, your awesome cooking, and celebrating fourth of July with you. You were always willing to help when anyone needed it. We will always remember the fun times we had. May you rest in peace.

Jennifer and Craig


I worked with Senior Chief Valdepena on the Bush. He loved his job and helping others. I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.


You will be miss . RIP


Frank I’m still in shock. I can’t believe you’re gone, definitely way too soon. I will always remember two very important conversations we had. When me and your daughter Krystal first started dating, we had a conservation in the backyard and 3 years later when I asked for your permission to marry your daughter. I will never forget what you told me. I love you and will forever miss you.

Your Son-in-Law