Gary-Fredricks-Obituary

Gary Fredricks

Portland, Oregon

1955 - 2020

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Gary FredricksJune 25, 1955 - July 20, 2020 The world lost a passionate advocate of natural resources July 20, 2020, with the passing of Gary Lee Fredricks at his home in Washougal, Wash.Gary was born June 25, 1955 in Sioux Rapids, Iowa to Verlin and Delores (Bappe) Fredricks. While earning a...

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I remember the last time I talked to Gary in 2017. We were both headed to work at a little after 5 am from Gateway TC about 3 months before his retirement. I told him that I heard he was retiring in July. I asked if he was having a party. He said no. I told him that I would buy him a beer to say Thank You if there was an informal bar get together. This year, I was working with Laurie Ebner on a quilt and she mentioned Gary so I added him to my prayer list. I was so sad to see the...

I am so saddened. Hard to express how sad. Gary was a fantastic guy and a fierce and effective advocate for natural resources and especially fish passage on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. He was a great person to work with and the bright light in my time representing Oregon on those fish passage issues. I love that his photo is of him and his cameras. He loved photography, but I never got to see any of his work. I hadn't seen or talked with Gary in seven years but often wondered about...