Frederick P. Newschwander
1943 - 2020
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Frederick P Newschwander
Fred Newschwander passed away on December 18th, 2019 in the presence of loved ones. Fred was born in Ellensburg on April 24th, 1943 to Wilfred Willam and Margaret Newschwander who were both educators in Ellensburg, WA.
Fred attended Wesleyan University, and received his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, he then pursued a chemistry post graduate degree at the University of Washington. Following his military service in the Army, he obtained his DVM from Washington State University in 1974.
Dr. Fred returned from BC, Canada to his beloved Kittitas Valley in 1980 with his wife and son to establish and own Mt. Stuart Animal Hospital. He was a practicing veterinarian there for 37 years. He retired in Ellensburg in 2011 with his best dog gal, Piper and his two horses Morticia and Slider.
Dr. Fred always lived life to its fullest potential and was happy to share his experiences and life stories with anyone who would listen. His brilliant memory compiled 3 books of short stories in his retirement. He loved the outdoors and all that went with it: camping, horseback riding, golfing, skiing, snowmobiling, sailing, fishing, and studying the local geology wherever he went. He was a world traveller, having extreme adventures (horse safari in Botswana, Iceland, Ireland, and Kazakhstan; boating in the Peruvian Amazon, Yangtze river and, Galapagos; cross country quad tours in Baja; and trips to Antarctica and China). Fred loved to sing and listen to music. He also had a sweet tooth and loved to bake.
Fred is survived by his sister Carolyn Stewart, son Jeff Newschwander, granddaughter Jocelyn Newschwander, and step-daughters Valerie Hedrick and Brenda Warnaca (Nolan, Adeline). Fred considered many others family and touched the lives of all he encountered. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
A celebration of Dr. Fred's life will be held on Saturday February 1st, 2020 at The American Legion in Ellensburg, WA at 2pm.

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Published in Daily Record on Jan. 6, 2020.
Celebration of Life
02:00 PM
The American Legion
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January 7, 2020
Fred and Piper were a sweet addition to the Brooks Library dog therapy program. We are so sorry to hear of his passing, and grateful for the brief time we had together. They provided so much support for CWU students seeking comfort during a stressful time.
Maureen Rust
January 6, 2020
Cousin Fred was always the practical joker. I recall when I was about 6 years old our family cat received a gift from the Newschwanders family cat. it was a dried up desiccated real rodent,beautifully wrapped in foil. We came to understand it was found when aunt Margret got a new dryer. Our cat kept up the gift-giving for another Christmas. We carefully stored the foil-wrapped rodent for another year and it was dutifully re-gifted to the Newschwander cat. I recall my aunt credited Fred with the start of this tradition. He will be missed. He was a reliable person to ask a truthful opinion as he saw things. My condolences to all the family.
Ellen Wheatley
January 3, 2020
My condolences to the family . May you find comfort in your treasured memories and Gods promise to return our loved ones who passed away in death . 1st Thessalonians 4 : 13 & 14 .
January 3, 2020
My sincere condolences. May your treasured memories of Frederick always fill your hearts with love and bring you peace.
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