Fred P. Church

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  • "Here it is , the beginning of 2018 and we still miss him,..."
    - Jack Smith
  • "His smile and caring will be missed. My condolence Jeannie."
    - BJ Ellithorpe
  • "My thoughts and prayers are with Jeannie and the Family...."
    - Diane Wannamaker Tanner
  • "I worked with Fred at GIA and enjoyed him immensely I will..."
    - Rudy and Debbie Werle
  • "Oh my gosh We are here in Lake Havasu and I was just..."
    - Irene and Ralph Schultz
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January 12, 1940 ~ January 3, 2016

Fred P. Church, 76, of Vancouver, WA, passed away in Rancho Mirage, CA, after complications from surgery. He was the only child of Homer and Marie Church.
Fred was the owner of Fred Church Ins., Inc. from 1967-1996 in Vancouver and served on the Board of Directors of Grange Ins., Seattle, WA from 1974 to 2016.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia (Dollar).
Fred is survived by his wife, Jeanne Church; daughters, Michele Sawyer, Michelle Shippy; son, Greg Church; stepchildren, Ron Rood and Davina French; grandchildren, Ryan and Megan Sawyer, Allie Church, Levi, Luke, Cooper and Hope Shippy, Bella, Amy and Will Rood and Michael Rizzo; and 4 great-grandchildren.
He was a snowbird in Indio, CA for the past 15 years. Fred's love after his family was golf, he now has a permanent tee-time at 8:00 a.m.!
A Celebration of Life will be at the Heritage Palms Golf Club, 44291 S. Heritage Dr., Indio, CA 92201 (760-772-5755), Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 2 to 4 p.m. - golf shirts are suggested attire. Celebrations in Vancouver and Seattle will be announced at a later date.
Forest Lawn, 69855 E. Ramon Road, Cathedral City, CA 92234, is entrusted with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to The Wounded Warrior Project.
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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 8, 2016
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