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Frankie Peterson Tuma

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Frankie Peterson Tuma

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Nov. 7, 1934 – Dec. 21, 2018

  • Frankie Peterson Tuma

Frankie Peterson Tuma, age 84, passed away Dec. 21, 2018, after a brief but gallant battle with cancer. She was born on Nov. 7, 1934, to James Frank and Bessie Mae Dennis Peterson.

Frankie was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Anna Beth Perkins, her husband Robert E. Morley, husband Gayle Hall, grandson Stephen Lightsey and grandson Scott Brenner.

She is survived by her husband Emerson “Ed” Tuma; her sons Joel Morley (Diane) and Mark Morley (Karen); her daughters Kit Brenner, Judith Humphreys (Bruce) and Melissa Morris (John). She is also survived by brothers Ronald Peterson and Jack Peterson; grandchildren Jason Morley, Justin Morley, Jenna Morley, Alexa Morley, Jennifer Lightsey and Chrissi Brenner; great grandchildren Jaxson Morley, Cooper Morley, Harper Morley, Porter Morley, Savanna Stapleton and great-great granddaughter Nicole King.

A memorial service will be held at University Baptist Church, 6465 Babcock Rd., San Antonio, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Frankie Tuma’s memory to the Shriners Children’s Hospitals.

Frankie had a 60+ business career and in 1969 became the first woman in San Antonio to own and operate an advertising agency, Morley Media Services. Prior to her advertising agency, Frankie worked at KONO Radio, KITE/KEXL Radio and the Pitluk Group Advertising Agency. While in the advertising business, Frankie was a national board member of American Women in Radio & Television and a member of Sales & Marketing Executives and the San Antonio Advertising Federation.

After operating her advertising agency for over 30 years, she retired and focused her energy on a variety of charitable organizations, primarily the Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, and other Shrine-oriented organizations. She was a Queen of the Nekodah Temple No. 44 of the Daughters of the Nile and High Priestess of the Altrui Court No. 89 of the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America.

Frankie was married to Ed Tuma for six-and-one-half years and spent her last years deeply involved in Ed’s Shriner activities and her family.

Arrangements with Ebensberger Funeral Home of Boerne.