Frank Louis Natta died March 30. He was 61. 

Mr. Natta was born Jan. 19, 1951, in Vancouver. He grew up on a lettuce farm, attended St. Joseph's Catholic grade school and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1969. He went on to graduate from Colorado School of Mines in mineral economics. His career in the coal business took him to San Francisco, Colorado and finally Lexington where he lived for 31 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Natta. He is survived by his wife, Julie; daughter, Esther; son, Frank John; mother, Mary (Niedermeyer) Natta; sisters, Jeannie and Maria (Greg); one nephew; as well as numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.

A funeral was held in Lexington, Ken.