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Richard John FreySeptember 11, 1934 ~ April 20, 2017 (age 82)
Richard (Dick) J. Frey, of Corvallis, was born on September 11, 1934.
On April 20, 2017, he went to reunite in the heavens with his parents, Joseph and Bertha Frey along with his siblings, Brothers, Joseph, Phelan, and Ed, and Sisters, Alice Rock, Rachel Bailey, Marcella Leigh and Wilma Worth. He lived in Butte until moving to Hamilton where he attended school, graduating in 1953. He married Barbara Maki and they had four children Cindy (Tom Stewart), of Corvallis, Terry Frey, of Hamilton, Rick Frey (Susan) and Ronda (Jeff Driggers) of Corvallis. Dick worked as a Sheet Metal Worker, retiring in 1996. He was extremely talented and knowledgeable in his field.
During his career, he achieved High Security clearance after working on the Missile Sites in Moses Lake, Washington. Dick then moved his young family to Tucson, Arizona. After a year, the family moved to Silver Springs, Maryland. There with Dick’s security clearance, he worked on Government projects including the White House, Capitol Building and homes of Government Officials. Dick was proud of the fact he worked on the Pentagon. He was actually working on Bobby Kennedy’s house the day he was killed.
Wanting to return home to the Bitterroot Valley, the family moved to Hamilton. He initially worked as a Millwright, then for Olin Construction, and later returned to the Sheet Metal trade that he loved. Later in life Dick was married to Anne Larghi for 18 years.
Dick is survived by his four children, four grandchildren Ericka (Todd Priestley), of Springfield, Vermont, Jeff Frey (Teresa), of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Derick Frey (Vianna), of Corvallis, MT and Bryant Frey (Darlene) of Corvallis, MT, two Great Grandchildren, Ben Priestley, of Springfield, Vermont, and Katie Frey, of Corvallis, MT. At his request, no services will be held.