Fred Dewey(1936 - 2014)

Fredric Allen Dewey, 77, of Egin, Idaho, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls after a lifelong struggle with heart disease.

Fred was born May 4, 1936, in Salt Lake City to Andrew Dorr Dewey Jr. and Avanel Allen Dewey. He grew up and attended schools in Salt Lake City, West Yellowstone, Mont., and Henderson, Nev. Fred served for nine years with the Utah Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve during the Korean Conflict.

On July 20, 1956, he married Janet Linda Abbott in Salt Lake City. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Janet passed away after 41 years of marriage on Feb. 17, 1998.

Fred worked as a representative for a large Canadian company and for a steel company, traveling extensively in the United States and Canada. He later founded a local Idaho Falls hydraulic jack business.

On Oct. 30, 1999, he married Judith Margaret Lankard Felt in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Fred and Judy made their home in Egin after Fred's retirement.

Fred was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many positions. The two he most enjoyed were serving as executive secretary to Bishop Doug Smith in the Idaho Falls 11th Ward and at the church farm in Bone. He enjoyed camping, fishing and firearms. He was an avid skier and boater and loved anything with a motor on it. He could often be found in his shop fixing, building and inventing. After a great deal of business travel by air, he enjoyed traveling by motor home with Judy and his faithful dog, Belle.

Fred is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Judy Dewey of Egin; sons, Brett Dewey of Boise and Andrew Dewey of Idaho Falls; daughters, Shelley (Bill) Scott of Idaho Falls and Tonya (Steve) Oram of Rigby; stepsons, Scott (Alison) Felt of Citrus Heights, Calif., Brian (Jennifer) Felt of Rexburg, Keith (Amy) Felt of Woodinville, Wash., and David (Laura) Felt of Elko, Nev.; stepdaughter, Emily (Brian) Adams of Hayward, Calif.; sister, Joan Peterson of Salt Lake City; 25 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and his parents.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Egin Bench LDS Ward, 1633 E. 400 North in Egin, with Bishop Brandon Moon officiating. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave. in Idaho Falls, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday prior to services at the Egin church. Burial will be in Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery beginning at 3 p.m., with military rites performed by the Bonneville County Veterans Memorial Team and Idaho Honor Guard.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Funeral Home

Wood Funeral Home
273 North Ridge Avenue Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(208) 522-2751

Published in Post Register on Jan. 12, 2014