|Hazel and Fred circa 1934|
|Big brother Chuck with his arm around Fred|
Portland, Oregon circa 1937
from the Baby Book kept for Chuck by his mother.
Fred was also a talented vocalist. While he was a student at University of Portland, he was a frequent soloist in Portland area chorales. Genealogy Bank has one of the notices for the Portland Oregonian that contains a very nice photograph Stars in "The Messiah". He later went on to sing with the Stanford University Chorale in 1955-6. He continued to sing and perform throughout his life.
My first memories of "Uncle" Fred come from the time my Mother and I lived with my Grandparents in Portland while my Dad was away with the Navy. He was always mortified by having someone my age call him 'Uncle'.
|Fred Cone age 19|
Another of my vivid memories of Uncle Fred was his wedding to Rebecca Chidlaw. They had met while both were students at Stanford. The wedding took place in Claremont, California. We were living about an hour away in La Habra. It was quite a project to get my sisters and I (ages 6, 5 and 3) dressed appropriately for an evening wedding preceded by an hour's car ride. Some how we managed to arrive in one piece with flower covered bandeaux in our hair. The photo below is from the receiving line, 7 Sep 1957.
Fred's vocation may have been the law, however his avocation was always music. His melodious tones were featured at many family celebrations including my sister's wedding May 8, 1993. This was very special for us as our father had died the previous October and we were still devastated.
|Fred singing at the wedding of |
Leslie Cone and Hugh Riecken
May 8, 1993 Roswell, New Mexico
|Three Cone men February 1985 Florida|
Fred your talent, personality and joie de vivre are missed by family and friends especially today.