Richard Murphy Frederickson

December 2, 1928April 1, 2018

Richard Murphy Frederickson

Richard Murphy Frederickson 1928 ~ 2018 of Salt Lake City, Utah died at age 89 in Meridian ID, April 1, 2018 due to age related health issues. He was the first born on December 2, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah to John C. Frederickson and Leona Murphy. June 16, 1953 he married and was sealed to Bernice Hansen in the Salt Lake Temple. After her passing he married his high-school sweetheart Barbara Cypher March 16, 2007 and was sealed to her in the Manti Temple. He grew up in Salt Lake City, UT and later Twin Falls ID where he graduated from Twin Falls High School. He attended the University of Utah, served an LDS mission in Nebraska and had an Honorable Discharge from the Air force as a Surgical Technician. He worked with his father at the Frederickson Ice Cream & Candy store in Twin falls Idaho. Retired from Hercules Inc, (ATK) after more than 30 years of service working with computers as a system annalist. He was on the ski patrol at Sun Valley ID. He enjoyed the outdoors as an avid archer, hunting, fishing, camping and running. Hobbies - making candy, fletching arrows, working on cars and mining stone for the fireplace, a man of all trades. He spoke eloquently, had a keen mind, we will miss hearing the stories of his life experiences. He was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and was a true friend to his many acquaintances. Shortly before he died he said: "I will see you again at another place and time".

Preceded in death by his wife Bernice and parents, his sister Alice Brown, step-mother Zelpha. Survived by his wife Barbara, children R. Bryan (Raelynn), Chris Ann, Karen Bangerter and Jane (Darron)Thorup, step-children Bruce (Kim) Baisch, Rocky Baisch (Dina Froehlich), Cindy (Scott) Ritchie, Juli (John) Austin, Curtis (Yohana) Baisch, Bobbi (Gary) Moore, 19 Grandchildren 16 Great Grandchildren, step-mother Bonnie, brothers and sister H. George (Mary), Robert J. (Arletta), John R. (Annette), Jean Ann Shupe, Kent R. (Sharon), Grant F. (Valetta), Dennis R. (Kathy) and Mary Thoall.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday April 7, 2018 at the LDS Twin Falls West Stake Center 667 Harrison St., Twin Falls ID. A viewing for family and friends will take place on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the Stake Center. Burial will follow at Hazelton Cemetery 1980 E. 850 S. Hazelton, ID 83335. Services are under the direction of White Mortuary, Chapel by the Park.

In lieu of flowers donate to Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation 110 East 42nd St. 16th Floor New York, NY 10017

The Family wishes to thank all the caring staff at Grace Assisted Living and the wonderful Hospice team who were so helpful, kind and took such good loving care of Richard.

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  • John C. Frederickson, Father
  • Leona Murphy Frederickson, Mother
  • Bernice Frederickson, Wife
  • Barbara Frederickson, Wife
  • R. Bryan Frederickson, Son
  • Chris Ann Frederickson, Daughter
  • Karen Bangerter, Daughter
  • Jane Thorup, Daughter
  • H. George Frederickson, Brother
  • Robert J. Frederickson, Brother
  • John R. Frederickson, Brother
  • Jean Ann Shupe, Sister
  • Kent R. Frederickson, Brother
  • Grant F. Frederickson, Brother
  • Dennis R. Frederickson, Brother
  • Mary Thoali, Sister
  • Richard is also survived by 19 Grandchildren, and 16 Great Grandchildren

  • Bryan Frederickson
  • Sage Frederickson
  • Darron Thorup
  • Matt Shumway
  • Ryan Poulsen
  • Ryan Nelson
  • Curtis Baisch
  • Jake Harral
  • Chase Frederickson, Honorary Bearer
  • Brandon Bangeter, Honorary Bearer
  • Dallon Thorup, Honorary Bearer
  • Arthur Baisch, Honorary Bearer
  • Tom Druce, Honorary Bearer
  • Russ Myers, Honorary Bearer
  • Gary Moore, Honorary Bearer


  • Viewing for Family and Friends Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 7, 2018

Richard Murphy Frederickson

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Bobbi and Gary Moore

April 7, 2018

Dick and Mom treated the kids and I a few times to the Hale Theatre. One particular time we all loaded up and went in Dick's Expedition. When the show was over, there was traffic jammed up trying to get out of the parking lot all at the same time. We had parked on the edge of the lot which had a large grass berm. Without a single word Dick just put it in drive, went calmly over the concrete tire barrier and on up and over the berm...with my Mom protesting the whole time and the kids cheering and laughing. His only reaction was, "Well, if a guy is going to have a four wheel drive, he may as well use it." We beat all the traffic out and went on our merry way. Years later my now adult kids still tell that story.

Dick was that kind of guy, always willing to step out of where he was to meet people where they were. He was special to us and we will miss him.

Brittni & Geoffrey Marney

April 6, 2018

The last day we spent with Dick, we ate far too many onion rings and were disappointed by the overhyped birthday cake milkshake, but we wouldn't trade that trip in the Mustang to Jack in the Box for anything else!

Dick was always very kind to us. It feels like just yesterday that he and Grandma Barbara gave us a tour of Salt Lake City on one of our trips back to the USA. Dick and Geoff both enjoyed the simple things in life: a burger from Crown Burger, a lamb chop from Lambs, a brisk walk around the block, and a nice car. They even traded sweets!

Our thoughts are with all of Dick's family and friends today. We are sorry that we cannot be there to offer our condolences in person, but we hope that the addition of our memories of Dick can be of some small comfort.

Ileen Springer

April 4, 2018

My deepest sympathy at Dick's passing. It was so good to visit with Dick and Barbara in the first part of March. Best wishes to the family.

Ileen Springer

Bishop Mark Larsen

April 4, 2018

Barbara and Family,
Our condolences on Richard's passing. My wife and I always enjoyed our visits with you both and we miss having you in the Ward. We pray that the Lord's comfort and richest blessings will be with you and that you will find peace in his glorious promises.

With Love,
Bishop and Sister Larsen
Westlake Ward