Frederick Arthur Wells, 93, of Boise, Idaho, passed away on March 31st 2022 of natural causes.
Fred was born on April 20th 1928, to Arthur and Ernestine Wells, in his family and childhood home in Caldwell, Idaho, with both his grandmothers as his mother’s nurses.
Fred grew up on his family farm and was taught at a early age by his mother ‘Ray’ that if you are going to do something, do it right the first time and do it well. This would prove to be a great lesson as Fred ventured into the lumber industry. He would become a skilled Lumber Grader for Barber Mills as well as wore several other hats at his many years there. Fred was a quiet man most all of his life with and enjoyed his time alone more than around people. The only place he enjoyed being with people were at the Senior Dances, where not only did he loved to dance but he also fancied the very beautiful Lois Hatch. At the time she was married to her first husband Leland. Fred could see the devotion in their commitment to each other and he always wanted that. Some years later, Lois would then be widowed. They both loved to dance and this was his chance. Even though he was not a man of many words he was able to dance his way into her life and shortly after, they were married. He moved to the house in the mountains where he and Lois worked hard to maintain a beautiful home. He went from enjoying his alone time to marrying into 6 kids, MANY grandkids and even more great grandkids.
Fred was preceded in death by parents Arthur and Ernestine Wells, brother Dorman (and Maralyn) Wells, both sets of grandparents, several uncles and aunts (Lee Thomas, Oscar Thomas, Elizabeth Thomas, Jack Plowman, Bert Wells), also by his late wife Lois Hatch-Wells. Fred is survived by a niece, Evelyn (and John) Fox, stepdaughters Ellen Esquivel, Darlene (and Mike) Law, stepson Steven (and Christine) Hatch, many step-grandkids, great grandkids and a few great great grandkids.
His wife, Lois, was 96 when she died. Fred took care of her and made it possible for her to remain on her beloved mountain. This meant everything to her and she appreciated that she could remain there for the rest of her days. He was devoted to her and missed her terribly after she died in 2018. He had friends and neighbors, who helped to care for him and checked up on him, whom he loved and appreciated.
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