Frederick William Frost went into the arms of his Lord on September 19, 2020, at the glorious age of 92. He passed away at the hospital in Portland, Oregon, at OHSU in late afternoon. For 60 years he was a resident of Goldendale. He was born in Cottage Grove, Oregon, on June 2, 1928 to Harry (Jack) Carl Frost and Nelreatha E.Glass and was the first of six children born to Nelreatha. He married his first wife, Ermina L. Smith, on Nov. 23, 1949, in Cottage Grove, Oregon; and he married his second wife, Georgia E. Smith, on September 17, 1964, in Skamania, Washington. Fred passed away two days after his 56th wedding anniversary with Georgia.
Fred was a Christian and a man of his word. He never met a person who did not like him, and he loved children; he always had enough love to go around. He loved being in the great outdoors and experiencing all the nature that God created. He enjoyed visits and for everyone, family and friends alike, to reminisce and get updates on the present. He loved watching his Seahawks play. He also had a very fierce temper, as many have been a recipient of.
He was in the timber industry for most of his life, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. When he felled the trees, he believed that the trees around the fallen tree oftentimes would die from the loss of the tree taken. He believed that he should leave the forest cleaner and better then when he went there. In his younger years he also drove Key System bus for the city of San Leandro, California. When he moved backed to Oregon and Washington, he worked for Montague building the John Day Dam and The Dalles Dam. His love was always with the timber industry, and in his later years he served the community cutting firewood for those who wanted to purchase from him to keep the glow of warmth burning in their home. Fred lived in many places but made Goldendale his home in the early 1960s.
Fred is survived by his sister, Jeri McDowell of Methuen, Massachusetts; and his brother, Keith Frost/Jef Ferguson (Janice) of Segundo, Colorado.
Children from his first wife: Ermina L. Braun (Mark) of Lyle, Washington, Roberta Tyler (Rick Cress) of Burlington, Washington, Alecia Van Allen (Jeff) of Lacy, Washington, Jeff Frost/Williams (Rhonda) of The Dalles, Oregon, Kenwyn Frost/Williams (Barbara) of Portland, Oregon. He has 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Children from his second wife: Frederick Frost Jr. (Julie) of Shelton, Washington, Kurtis Frost (Fawn) of Centerville, Washington, Allyn Frost of Goldendale, Stuart Frost of Centerville, Washington, Audrey Fiskum (Paul) of Portland, Oregon, Sidney Hampton (Cliff) of Richland, Washington. He has five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry/Jack Frost, and Nelreatha E. Glass Frost; his sister, Marjorie Ann Frost States; his brother, Blake Chambers; his brother Carl David Frost; both wives, Ermina L.Smith Frost Williams and Georgia E.Smith Frost; and his son Carl Frederick Frost/ Williams; great-grandson Justice Tyler; great-granddaughter Christina Tyler McVea; and a niece, Charlene States Dyment, and nephew, Robert J. Ferguson.
Fred—our brother, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend—will truly be missed.