Frederick Bohn

Frederick Paul Bohn, 65, died Oct. 3, 2019.

Enumclaw resident Frederick Paul Bohn, 65, died Oct. 3, 2019.

He was born March 30, 1954, to parents Paul and Lucille Bohn. He grew up on the family dairy farm where hard work was expected. Following high school he joined the U.S. Army, leaving with an honorable discharge in 1977. He married Cathy Edmond in 1980. He worked with his father in construction, mostly for local dairy farms. This evolved into owning his own business doing similar work.

He recently became interested in Enumclaw history, specifically that of the flume. Quickly a group of other aspiring historians grew, sharing memories, photos and other interesting historical tidbits, meeting at his home with sometimes upwards of 150 people. He also was instrumental in starting The Breakfast Club, meeting monthly at the Enumclaw Golf Course.

To enjoy his family and hobbies a little more he sold the farm and headed to the sun-filled days of Los Barriles, Mexico, on the Sea of Cortez, a place he had fallen in love with. He will be remembered for many things, mostly his hard-working spirit. He was a man of the outdoors who enjoyed fishing, hiking and camping.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Cathy; sons Jesse (Meri Jane) of Odessa, Washington, and Ryan of Enumclaw; daughter Jami (Chris) of Bellingham; and two grandchildren.

A celebration of his life is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at VFW Post 1949, 44426 244th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123.

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