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Green Acres Glendale Mortuary

5830 West Missouri Ave, Glendale, AZ

OBITUARY

Fredie Leon Gage

September 5, 1942April 7, 2020

Born September 5th, 1942, to Lucy Allene Christlieb and Joseph Fred Gage in Ravenden Springs, Arkansas. At a young age, Fredie's parents moved to the Valley of the Sun. Fredie attended and graduated from "Carl T. Hayden High School" in Phoenix, AZ. After high school he met his first wife Sandra Townsend -- together they created the lives of their two daughters. Although Sandra and Fredie did not spend the rest of their lives as a couple they did have a life-long friendship, he and Sandra spent much time together all his life. Fredie had a deep love of bluegrass music and trains. As a matter of fact, he started his career in the railroad industry as a Brakeman on the "Santa Fe" in October 1960, retiring as a Train Master years later in Winslow, Arizona. Fredie was also a board member of the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employee or "N.A.R.V.R.E". If you couldn't find Fredie on a train you could without a doubt find him in his Buick Grand National which he loved driving and never missed an opportunity to show it off. Fredie Gage is preceded in death by both of his beloved parents; Joseph Fred and Lucy Allene Gage. Fredie L. Gage is survived by his only Brother: Zelman Thomas Gage. Son: Darryl Greer. Daughters: Jody(John Jr) Lauer, Suzanne (John Mark) Lanier. Grandchildren: Ryan Hankins, Weston Lanier, Colton Lanier, Krystal Garcia, Jamie Piper, Kimberly Piper, and Jacob Piper. And numerous Great grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Fredie had a ton of friends and family who truly loved him. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him. Invitations for a Celebration of Life will be sent once the COVID crisis has subsided.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020

  • Burial

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Memories

Fredie Leon Gage

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BRENTS TRAVIS

April 29, 2020

Fredie and I were Best Friends ever since we worked at Santa Fe Railroad together. I began in 1953 as Brakeman and Fredie began in 1960. His Dad, Joe and I were also very close friends. One day Joe and I were walking down the sidewalk in Ashfork, AZ and we saw a tall woman across the street and I said, "Look at that tall woman, she is really tall!" Joe said, "That's my wife." I was really embarassed. I cherish the Railroad Calendars and Railroad Books Fredie sent me for many years. We used to meet at Bitsi Mama Restaurant in Glendale with quite a few Retired Railroaders and had so many good memories. I loved Fredie very much and will miss him. Fredie was a very kind and gentle person and I loved to hear his stories when he came to our house to visit. I know he will be missed by many. My love and condolences to each of Fredie's Family. Brents Travis, Jr.

David Riker

April 28, 2020

I remember Fredie from my years in the Trainmaster's Office and as Asst. to Superintendent at Winslow. Everyone knew Fredie from his years in the Yardmaster's Tower, giving timely instructions to train/yard crews coming and going. Those were great times for all of us. We will all miss Fredie and his friendly ways. God Speed Fredie.

NATALIE Medeiros

April 20, 2020

Fredie,
I don't think our holidays will truly be complete with your missing smile at the table. I enjoyed our time together over the many years. Your stories were always my favorite to listen to. Selfishly I wish you were still here with us. May you rest peacefully.

Sincerely,
Natalie and Carly Medeiros

Lorrie Edwards Cordo va

April 13, 2020

Dear Fredie,

You were the best step-father ever! I bloomed as a teen with you in my life. Thank you for teaching me the proper way to detail a car and have pride in ownership of something you work hard for, eventhough, life is full of challenges; for allowing me to steal your Cans of Pepsi & the thrill I got coming to visit you in "The Tower" when we would bring you dinner. Thanks for always being so good to me and my sister Julie, then and to the end

Love & Sister Hugs to Jodi & Susie.

With Much Love,

Your Bonus Daughter,
Lorrie (Pete) Edwards Cordova

Geri Velasquez

April 8, 2020

Fredie was one of the kindest men I have ever known my whole life.
He was giving, caring and a sweetheart to all! He will be missed sorely. I thank him for all the boxes of chocolates, train calendars and Christmas cards he has sent me for many years. I always enjoyed it when he visited me at work and shared his stories with me. He was always smiling and happy and never asked for anything in return but friendship.
The angels are singing today in joy that they now can enjoy this kind heart. Bless you Fredie and please know that you were adored and appreciated.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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