Fredrick Neil Hogg
October 18, 1942 - January 8, 2015
Fredrick Neil Hogg, 72, passed away on Jan. 8, 2015. He was born Oct. 18, 1942, in Long Beach, Calif., to Frederick and Margaret Hogg.
Fred grew up in Long Beach before moving to Fullerton, Calif., where he attended Fullerton Union High School. Football was his main activity as well as drama and other pursuits. He would continue his football career at Fullerton Junior College for two years before receiving a scholarship to play for Washington State University.
While attending WSU, he would meet Diane, his wife of 50-plus years, on a blind date after begging his dorm RA, her aunt, to set them up. Fred graduated at the top of his class for his undergraduate degree, and went on to complete his master’s before leaving WSU for Vietnam.
Fred attained the rank of first lieutenant while in country. He was a part of the Phoenix Program and also worked within the intelligence group that would brief such people as John Paul Vann.
After his discharge from the Army, Fred returned to Fullerton to begin work for his family’s manufacturing business. During his time there, he would raise his daughter, Christina, and his son, Wade. Whether it was Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Rotary International, Shriners, or many other activities, Fred spent a great amount of time giving back to the community as well as raising his children.
In the spring of 1991, the move to Oregon was complete, with the relocation of the manufacturing facility to its current location in Odell. Having spent his college years here and meeting his wife, his dream was to return and enjoy life here.
Fred is survived by his wife, Diane Lynn; his son, Wade Hogg; daughter, Christina Flath; daughter-in-law, Emily Hogg; and grandchildren Dustin, Brendan, Brittany, Ethan, Lauren, and Ainsley.
The family suggests donations be made to the Hogg Family Endowed Football Scholarship at Washington State University (Washington State University Foundation, P.O. Box 641925, Pullman, WA 99164-1925).
A celebration of life service with reception following will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031. A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Colfax Cemetery, 804 State Route 272, Colfax, WA 99111.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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