Fred passed unexpectedly on June 24, 2018 at the tender age of 8 years old. His unselfish spirit, kind heart, caring nature, and giving ways will be sadly missed by his family, friends, and all who were touched by his amazing personality and charm.
Charles Frederick Abel V was born on July 31, 2010. He weighed 5 pounds and was 5 weeks premature. After spending a month and a half in the NICU, he grew into an unbelievable boy. Although not born in Idaho, Fred was proud to be part of the Wilder community and always considered himself a Wildcat. From the very beginning, Fred charted his own course through life. He did everything with a combination of enthusiasm and intensity. Fred always enjoyed spending time with his family, and particularly looked forward to family vacations – Yellowstone, the Oregon Coast, Sea World, and a summer cross-country car trip. Fred took joy in all accomplishments, large and small. Every new experience was a milestone, every new place was an adventure, and every new person was a friend. He loved people and they loved him in return. Fred was the proudest of completing the third grade with all As and Bs. He stood in the front yard with his hands in the air and shouted, “I’m a fourth grader, world!” As a reward for his hard work, Fred chose to color his hair jade green, and referred to himself as the “Jade Ninja.” Fred was a huge superhero fan, not because they had powers, but because they were good guys who always helped those in need. This is what Fred wanted most to do: be a Guardian Angel. Now he is. While he will be terribly missed, we know that he is making everyone’s lives in Heaven brighter, just as he did for our lives here on Earth.
A memorial service will be held in Fred's honor on Friday, June 28th at The Crossroads Assembly of God Church in Wilder (intersection of Simplot and Hwy 95) at 11:00am, with a lunch reception immediately following.