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Don C. Fredrickson

December 10, 1934 - August 20, 2017

Don C. Fredrickson, 83, passed away in his home, surrounded by family on August 20, 2017, after a 5 year battle with cancer. Don was born in Logan, UT on December 10, 1934, to Mary Jane Murray and Chester Fredrickson.

He was raised in Ogden, where he attended school and met the love of his life, Juanita Fay Allred; they were married on April 18, 1952. They have been married for 65 years. Don and Nita had six children and raised their family in the Ogden Valley where he spent many days hunting and fishing with his boys, always having one of them by his side, even in his last days…

(His passions were hunting and fishing.) He was a member of the Browning Collectors Association for over 20 years, his second true love “The Browning Gun”. He was a member of; The Pintail Duck Club and still holds the title for; “Most shells shot for the least hits”, The N.R.A., and Ducks Unlimited. He loved spending time with anyone who shared his passion and made many wonderful friends throughout the years. He loved restoring and sharing his knowledge about the history of old guns with anyone that would listen.

Don was a self-made man and entrepreneur. He started his career at the age of 17, designing homes in the Terrace, worked as a draftsman, which lead to his career as an Architect. He opened his own business, “Design Source”. He had a way with making peoples dream homes come to life. He designed many buildings and homes across Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and many other states. He was truly a gifted man.

Don was a hardworking, kind hearted husband, father, and friend – always making someone laugh with his off the wall sense of humor (sometimes a little too much). He will be missed but never forgotten.

Don is survived by his wife, Juanita Fay Fredrickson; their four sons, Robby, Kevin, Collin (Tammy), and Ben; their daughter, Lisa (Larry) Richards; 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, his sister Juanita Fredrickson, and many nieces and nephews.

Don is preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Chester; his son, Phillip; his sisters, Beverly and Stena, and nephews.

A viewing will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah on Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 pm.

Interment at the Aultorest Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Dr. Seth Lewis and the team of professionals at Encompass Hospice for their loving care and compassion in Don’s last days.

His son Ben says; “I love my dad more than the whole world”.


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Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm -

A viewing will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah on Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 pm.


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Born: December 10, 1934
Died: August 20, 2017

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Leta Bailey posted on 8/30/17

So sorry to read of Don's passing. What a great guy that raised a great bunch of kids! So sorry Juanita, Kevin, Rob, Lisa and Ben. I hope the good memories will help sustain you through your loss. Love to you all!!!


The Fletcher Family posted on 8/29/17

Our deepest sympathy to the family.


Lisa Richards posted on 8/27/17

your my shining stating star Daddy


Jack and Eileen Clawson posted on 8/26/17

Dear Juanita, We just got home tonight after being gone several days, opened the paper and saw Don's obituary. We are so-so sad. What a gifted, talented, fun friend he was and we loved him. It was interesting how we met Don, as you know, but we quickly became friends for life and saw glimpses into his tender caring heart. We appreciated his gifted architectural skills, which he shared with us and we enjoyed his witty personality so much. You two were a great team... so talented, and fun. We will miss him. Love, Jack and Eileen Clawson


Joy Shupe posted on 8/26/17

Don was a special friend to my husband Ron Shupe. I'm sure they will be trading stories again like they used to do. Don was a very nice person and a real gentleman. My sincere sympathy goes out to Nita and family. Love to you all.


Gina Thompson posted on 8/25/17

I remember our family going to The Fredricksons and Don always teasing us girls. He was always happy. Rest now Don you are free from pain . Run in the field of daisies chasing butterflies. Another special person gone to soon. You will always be remember and loved


Joseph D. Mangum posted on 8/25/17

So sorry for your loss. Praying for you sis and all the family. Love to all of you. Bun


Jerry Littleton posted on 8/25/17

Dear Fredrickson family; So sorry for you loss, but Don is in a better place now. He was suffering so much, so it is a blessing to have that ended. He never complained, but always said he was proud of his family, which were the blessing of his life. His name is on the design of many homes and business buildings in the Intermountain area. He was a natural born artist. We had many good times showing our collector firearms, and selling a few. Don was a purely honest man, with not one bad thought in his soul. Rest easy, Don. We will see you again Don, if we are worthy. Sincerely, Jerry Littleton


Bruce C. Hartman posted on 8/25/17

Dear Juanita and family, We were shocked to learn of Don's passing. Regrettably the last time that we saw Don was at another funeral services a few years ago. I will always remember Don for his outlandish sense of humor. He was a wonderful, kind, and loving father. I know that all of you are hurting right now. Be glad that Don is now pain-free. He awaits a grand reunion with you all some day. We are sorry that we will not be able to attend the services. Please accept our sincere condolences. May God bless you all. Most Sincerely, Bruce , Joyce, and Cameron Hartman Janice (Hartman) Grow


Brian Dee Bell posted on 8/25/17

Don was hands down my favorite uncle. He was very special to me. I know how Ben will miss his wonderful dad and my heart goes out to Ben, Juanita and the family. I have to confess I have more tears at this news than I had when my own father died.


Ava Crosby Tracy posted on 8/24/17

Don was my second cousin. His mother Mary, and my Grandfather, Evon were sister and brother. I remember Don and his siblings from the Murray reunions in Richmond, UT., and the visits to Aunt Mary's home on 30th street in Ogden. He was a special person and so very nice. Juanita, my condolences to you and Don's family. May God bless and comfort you at this time.