Fred was born to Frederick Adams Conner and Margaret Isabel Carothers on November 21, 1928 and passed on November 03, 2018, just days short of his 90th Birthday. He was born in Glendale, CA and graduated from Hoover High in 1947.
Fred married Janet A. Morgan in December 1950, and Father to Frederick Jr. (Susan), James (Rebecca), Kerri (John Stiede) Conner. He also married Geraldine Hobbs Zito and became beloved step father to Mike (Susanne) Zito, Debey Zito (Terry Schmitt) and Anthony Zito. He then married Daphne Weeden. No children. His wife at the time of his death was Peggy M. Clarey, married 1990 -2018. No children. His grandchildren are Suzanna (Patrick) Conroy, Morgan (Dustin) Breshears, Sean (Jenny) Conner, Jamie Conner, Jake Conner and Zoey Conner. His great grandchildren are Janet Conner, Charlize Conroy, Zoe Logan, Jude Miller and Olivia Conner. Fred had one Brother: James Conner 1925-1993, and one Sister: Sheila Jean (Herbert) Walden.
While growing up in Glendale/Long Beach area he fished almost all lakes in the area and made voyages to Catalina to race and fish. His Family owned the “Taylor House”` listed in Glendale Register of Historic Places, 1977. on Glenwood Road. He was part of the Korean war from 1951 to 1952. Fred and Dee bought a ranch on Vashon Island and successfully turned the place into a thriving Burton Feed, raised livestock, and created a familiar name, Judd Creek Ranch and a carved statue greeting you at the foot of Morgan Hill, Vashon Highway. His name appeared as Sportsman of the Year during his membership of the Vashon Sportsman Club and effortlessly bringing in prize salmon during many Fish Derbies held by the Sportsman Club, circa 1977. Fred spent approximately. 10 yrs at Boeing as a machinist. He retired in 1992 and moved to Sparks, Nevada where he made his home until his death. With the 1967 Mustang (he inherited from his Mother) in tow, and with being a member of the Reno Mustang Car Club he created a first class trophy winner several years in a row. One of his claims is that he managed to leave this world without learning to use a computer. He succeeded. He did have a flip-top phone. He was active in the VFW Battle Born post 9211 on VFW Historic Lane in Reno, NV.
Raise a glass of Bushmills and wish him a pleasant rest.