Fred finally made his final journey to heaven after a courageous battle with colon cancer. He grew up in Cosmopolis, and loved it so much, he spent the remainder of his life there.
Fred had many passions in his 69 years, which included family,fishing, the Seattle Seahawks (lifelong 12th man), Hoquiam Eagles and later in life buying and selling treasures. His last adventure was being a co-op member of the Eccentric Peddlers in Aberdeen.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Yvonne Straughn; his dad(s) Fred Jordan and Don Straughn and his soul mate, Mary Wagner.
Fred is survived by two children, Julie Rickman and Fred M. Straughn. He has three granddaughters, Desiree’ Straughn, Jessica Cleverly and Amanda Ulrich; one great grandson, Tyler; six brothers, Tom (Linda), Don (Diane), Denis (Helen), Bill (Elli), Jim (Catherine), and Ralph (Evelyn); one sister, Leah Clouse (Mike); and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
He had a big heart and touched many others including, co-workers and medical staff members. If you knew him you were automatically his friend. He will be truly missed by many.
In honor of this great man, dad, brother, grandpa, uncle and friend, the family is hosting a team, “Fred’s Angels”, at this year’s Relay for Life cancer walk, May 30th and 31st, at Hoquiam High School. A celebration of life will be held in Cosmopolis on Sunday, June 1, 2014, followed by a potluck at Don Straughn’s house in Hoquiam.
For more info on how to join our team or to make a donation on Fred’s behalf go to www.relayforlife.org and put in “Fred’s Angels” or go to Eccentric Peddlers at 121 Wishkah in Aberdeen.
Condolences or shared memories of Fred can either be shared at the cancer walk or sent to his daughter, Julie Rickman, 12076 Mimosa, Frisco, TX 75034, or his son, Fred M. Straughn, 1688 E Winward Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 or Facebook at Fred Straughn Aberdeen.
On Behalf of his family, THANK YOU ALL for being a part of his life.
We love and miss you dad, brother, grandpa, uncle and friend!