Leonard C. Fredrick (Curly Jack) passed away on Jan. 3, 2013 peacefully at his home in Newport.
He was born on Sept. 12, 1945 in Weiser, Idaho, the oldest of 11 children born to Charles R. (Bob) and Dorothy E. Fredrick.
In 1953, the family moved from Idaho to Washington and bought a home in Colville. In 1955, they bought a farm on Aladdin Road where Jack resided until his graduation in 1963 from Colville High School.
After graduation, he joined the Navy, where he received a medical discharge. After the Navy and after spending some time at home, moved to Spokane and enrolled at Eastern Washington University.
In 1965, while living in Spokane, he met the love of his life, Mary Lauzon. In 1967, they moved to Newport, where they were later married and had one daughter.
Throughout the years, Jack worked for the railroad, the city of Newport, the Pend Oreille County Sheriffs Department, Army Corps of Engineers and Argust Security. He was a first lieutenant in the Pend Oreille County Search and Rescue as a rescue diver.
Jack had many hobbies; he loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, archery, softball, rock-hounding, playing pool and darts with his many friends at numerous tournaments in Newport and Old Town, Idaho.
Jack is survived by his wife, Mary Fredrick; by one daughter, Tammy Fredrick and her partner, Jeremy Enslander, Newport; two step-children, Arnold Mitchel, Newport; Brenda Hoover, Springdale; seven brothers and sisters, Lois and (Michael) Roberts, Colville; Larry and (Connie) Fredrick, Oregon City, OR; Robert (Bob) Fredrick, Kettle Falls; Cheryl and (Wes) Durand, Colville and Apache Junction, AZ; Helen Fredrick, Spokane; Betty Fredrick, Kettle Falls; Richards (Rich) Fredrick, Spokane; 15 grand-children, numerous great-grandchildren, as well as nine nieces and nephews.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.