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Fred Bidwell, 64, of Hurricane, UT passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, from Leukemia.
Fred was born March 22, 1949, in Ridgecrest, CA. He moved to Henderson, NV at age 3 and lived there for 50 years. Fred graduated from Basic High School in 1967, then enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Ohau, Hawaii during Vietnam. He married Christine Englestead, also of Henderson, in 1971 in Hawaii. After finishing his service, they moved back to Henderson where they raised their family. They had three children; Jason (Jennifer) Bidwell, Erica (Don) Stepro, and Holly (Mark) Hutchings. Fred & Chris moved to Hurricane in 2005 to enjoy retirement.
Fred is preceded in death by his parents Margie & Chet Paterek and Fredrick Alonzo Bidwell III and his brother-in-law Ralph King.
He is survived by his wife Chris, children, and grandchildren; Alexa & Riley Bidwell, Brooklyn & Ava Stepro, Jaren, Kyle, & Nathan Hutchings, Shannon & Allison Casey. As well as sisters Doreine (Bill) Oliver and Sharon King and brother Jim Ivy.
Fred was a dedicated husband, loving father, fun grandpa, friend and brother, and will be missed by all who knew him. He was especially grateful the last few years for the care and love he received from his doctors and nurses overseeing his care. He made many friends out of them.
Services to honor Fred will be held Saturday, May 4 at 1:00 PST at the LDS Chapel 1002 Burkholder Dr., Henderson, NV 89015.
Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on May 1, 2013