Frederick Paul Bohn, 65, of Enumclaw passed away October 3, 2019. Fred was born March 30, 1954 to parents Paul and Lucille Bohn. A truly born and raised Enumclaw boy, Fred grew up on the family dairy farm where hard work was expected. Out of high school Fred joined the Army, leaving with an honorable discharge in 1977. Fred married the love of his life in 1980, Cathy Edmond. The couple went on to have three beautiful children and determined to give them the ideal childhood, raised them in their beloved hometown of Enumclaw.
Always committed to the idea of hard work, Fred took to working with his father in construction, mostly for local dairy farms and all the work that comes with maintaining such a working operation. This later turned into Fred owning his own business doing similar work, again working hard with his hands.
Fairly recently Fred became interested in Enumclaw History, specifically that of the flume. Quickly a group of other aspiring historians grew, sharing memories, photos and other interesting historical tidbits, meeting at Fred’s home with sometimes upwards of 150 people. Wherever Fred went people followed leading to the starting of The Breakfast Club meeting every 1st Monday at the Enumclaw Golf Club, whether it was 2 people or 50 it didn’t matter to Fred, the conversation and company was all that mattered.
To enjoy his family and hobbies a little more in life Fred decided it was time to sell the farm and head away from the rainy days of Washington to the warm sun filled days of Los Barriles, Mexico on the Sea of Cortez, a place he had fallen in love with.
Fred will be remembered for many things, mostly his hard-working spirit that never allowed him to put down the tools until the job was done, even while fighting his battle with illness. He was proud to work hard to provide a comfortable life for his family. That love will be seen in every nail hammered, every tile laid and every board cut.
When he could be torn away from working on a project you would find Fred being a man of the outdoors, fishing was his passion, he could also be found hiking and camping.
Most of all Fred will be remembered for how much he loved and was loved.
Those left behind to carry on Fred’s tropical dreams are his wife of 39 years Cathy; sons Jesse (Meri Jane) of Odessa, WA and Ryan of Enumclaw; daughter Jami (Chris) of Bellingham, WA; and grandchildren Brinley and Abby.
A celebration of Fred’s life will be held at 1pm on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at VFW Post 1949, 44426 244th Ave SE, Enumclaw.
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