Danielle Lee Frame (Hilsabeck), 45
Our beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, teacher and friend, Danielle Lee Frame, suddenly went home to be with Jesus on Sept. 24, 2019, due to an unfortunate accident. She was 45.
Born in Spokane, Wash., on Jan. 24, 1974, she was the youngest child of Douglas and Donna Hilsabeck (Sayler), who preceded her in death. She attended West Valley High School, where she was very involved in the dance and drill team. Danielle also attended the Spokane Skills Center and earned her cosmetology license after graduating from high school in 1992.
In 1994, Danielle married Greg Spraul. They had Morgan, her “miracle boy,” prior to the dissolution of their marriage. “Though she be little, she is fierce” is a quote that describes Danielle’s personality. She proved her toughness and desire to become a mother when, at 19-weeks pregnant, she was told that she would lose her baby if she did not go on complete bed rest. Bed rest it was for five months! Against all odds, Danielle’s determination resulted in a healthy boy, who went on to earn a double major in chemistry and mathematics, receiving the Chairman’s Award in both subjects from the University of Idaho.
Danielle married Kevin Frame in 2002 and became a second mother to Nathaniel Andrew Frame. Shortly thereafter she gave birth to their beautiful daughter, Carlee Mae, in 2004. Danielle’s greatest joys came from her children and the lives they shared. She was a devoted, tireless mother and wife, who cherished her family. She made their house a home. She enjoyed fitness, gardening, friends and family and going to the theater. Danielle and Carlee shared a love for the musical ‘Hamilton,’ which resulted in two trips to see the musical in New York and Puerto Rico.
Kevin and Danielle built Living Stone, Inc. from the ground up, however, her passion and ministry was working with children as a resource teacher’s aide at West Ridge Elementary, in Post Falls. Her students affectionately called her “Mrs. Flame” and provided Danielle with plenty of material for her “Funniest kid quotes of the day” posts. In 2016, Danielle was voted ‘Staff Member of the Year.’
Danielle is survived by her husband, Kevin and daughter, Carlee at the family home in Post Falls; son Morgan Spraul of Spokane, Wash.; step-son Nathaniel Frame of Hawaii; sister Denise Rowsey and husband Curtis of Newport, Wash.; brother Dwight Swanson and wife Julie of Branson, Mo.; brother Bill Hilsabeck of Spokane; brother Mike Hilsabeck and wife Judy of Spokane Valley and brother Dennis Hilsabeck of Spokane Valley; father-in-law Gary Frame of Coeur d’Alene, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Danielle is preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Donna and mother-in-law, Carlene Frame.
The loss of Danielle causes our hearts to grieve, however, we are comforted knowing that we will see her again in glory. We expect that she’s already experienced the last item on her bucket list, hearing the words of her savior saying “Well done, good and faithful servant!”
A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at Real Life, 1860 N. Cecil Road, in Post Falls, with a private family graveside service to follow.
Arrangements are provided by Yates Funeral Home. Online obituary and condolences may be found at www.yatesfuneralhomes.com.