Fred William Kaup, Jr.
Fred William Kaup, Jr., 63 of Caldwell passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014 at his home of natural causes. He was born October 25, 1950 in La Grande, Oregon to Fred William, Sr. and Erma Goff Kaup. He was always very proud of being named after his father. He was the oldest of five children: George Kaup of Walla Walla, WA, Douglas Alan Kaup (deceased), Robin (Sherry) Kaup of Silverton, OR, Teresa (Dave) Clough of Joseph, OR.
Fred graduated from Athena High School and attended college. During his early life he worked with his father managing various family-owned grocery stores. His favorite work was running the family ranch in Joseph, OR and growing onions in Walla Walla, WA. He went to work for the Oregon Dept. of Corrections in 1987 as a temp-hire and stayed with that career as a correction officer until his untimely death. Fred was an outstanding and professional corrections officer. His ethics in his personal and professional life were the best. He was much admired by his co-workers and respected by the inmates, because he treated the inmates with respect while enforcing the rules in a straightforward and fair manner. He was always honest in everything that he did.
Fred married Shirleen Isaacson and they had three children: Fredrick Kaup of Austin TX, Angela (Mike) Lees of Emmett, ID and Michael Kaup of Emmett, ID. He also was blessed with three grandchildren: William Kaup, Rhiley Lees and Ella Lees. He was later divorced. Fred married Lana Johansen and became a member of a large, extended family who welcomed him with open arms. They loved and admired him.
Fred joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served honorably in many positions. He was very proud of the pioneer heritage and legacy reaching back to family members who survived the Willy and Martin handcart expeditions.
Fred was a true outdoors enthusiast. He loved to hunt and fish and was happiest when we were in the hills. He also learned to enjoy helping me gather herbs in the wild. He especially enjoyed the choke cherry syrup over his favorite vanilla ice cream!
Mere words cannot convey the soul and worth of a man, they are only a listing of life events. Fred was loved and admired by many and will truly be missed. He was one of a kind.
At Fred's request there will be no public services. His final arrangements are under the direction of Zeyer Funeral Chapel, Nampa. 208-467-7300