Fredrick Howard Rood

Fredrick Howard Rood
December 17, 1941 – May 13, 2010
JEROME – Fredrick “Fred” Howard Rood passed away May 13, 2010 at Overlake Medical Hospital in Bellevue, WA due to heart complications. Disposition will be by cremation. At the family’s request there will be a memorial service held for him in Montana this summer.

Mr. Rood was born on December 17, 1941 in Westwood, CA  to Howard James Rood and Martha May (Pitken) Rood. He was raised in Weippe, Idaho with his 2 sisters Naomi and Elizabeth and 3 brothers Marvin, Kenneth “Kenny” and Connie. He married his wife Virginia Hirsch in 1971.

He graduated high school in Weippe, Idaho and then went into the Army serving during the Vietnam War. After the Army he attended the College of Southern Idaho where he obtained his certification as a diesel mechanic. He maintained his career in the transportation industry as a long haul truck driver for over 40 years with 16 of those years accompanied by his wife Virginia.

Mr. Rood enjoyed fishing, camping, race car driving and restoring automobiles. His first passion was his absolute devotion to his family and being with all the people that he cherished. His encouragement to others inspired them to be as kind hearted as he was.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Rood of Jerome, Idaho, son Gerrald Rood of Jerome, Idaho, daughter Michelle Berreth of Weippe, Idaho, daughter Shannon Goldenstein of Umatilla, Oregon, brother Kenneth  Rood of Ripley, Tennessee, brother Connie Rood of Jerome, Idaho and 7 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father Howard Rood, mother Martha Rood, sisters Naomi Rood and Elizabeth Dakin and brother Marvin Rood.

Bartons Funeral Home of Bellevue, Washington is in charge of the cremation.

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