• Obit - Frederick Faller Nord

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    Frederick Faller Nord passed away in Auburn, Washington two years ago on February 3, 2021 surrounded by the love of his three daughters. Born on
    March 4, 1932 at Swedish Hospital in Seattle to Swan and Edna Nord, he
    was the younger of their two children.

    He spent his very early years in Vancouver, Canada, but the family moved
    to the Madison Park area of Seattle when he was about 8. In 1944, 1945
    and 1946, he carried newspapers for the Seattle Star, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and the Seattle Times. In his teens, he worked for
    Seattle veterinarian "Doc" Anderson. An Eagle Scout, Fred graduated from Seattle's Garfield High School in 1950, and then attended the University
    of Washington where he graduated with a degree in Forestry. Fred married
    Joanne Tangen in 1953 and they had four daughters. In 1955, Fred
    graduated from UW, and after graduation he entered the United States Air
    Force where he flew airplanes and helicopters. In 1960, Fred went to
    work as a pilot for United Airlines (UAL). He moved his family to San
    Jose, CA in 1964 where he lived for many years. In 1976, Fred married
    Colleen Gaudino, and they eventually moved to Washington. In 1988, he
    retired from UAL at the rank of captain. After retirement, Fred put his
    energy into building a cabin, which he named The Raven's Nest, on
    Nuchatlitz Island, Canada, BC. He traveled often to The Raven's Nest
    where he spent many happy hours with family and friends.

    Fred loved hiking, camping, fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing,
    cycling, and walking, a good hot dog and a game of cribbage. He took his
    family on camping trips, backpacked through parts of the Sierra Nevada
    mountain range and hiked the Olympic National Park coastline many times.
    He fished the rivers of Alaska with his daughters and friends. He biked
    the coast from Portland to California with friends. In celebration of
    his 70th birthday, he floated down the Colorado River in the Grand
    Canyon, and at the age of 78, he canoed Bowron Lake Provincial Park in

    He was an industrious person with many diverse talents, and he could
    repair just about anything. In addition to building his cabin in Canada,
    he learned to weld which led to the formation of a small business named
    Nord Industries. During his lifetime, he crafted and made numerous
    items. He tied his own flies for fishing, made fireplace bellows, welded together a log splitter, and knit many hats. He was a fantastic cook,
    and will be especially remembered for his sourdough pancakes, lemon
    meringue pie, strawberry-rhubarb jam, his turkey dinners and turkey
    soup. He learned to can from his mother, and often made jam, canned
    fruits, tuna and salmon.

    Fred was a truly kind and generous man who gave in many ways to many
    people. He supported the Boys Scouts of America at Camp Parsons through
    work projects and donations. He sewed baby blankets which he donated to
    Project Linus. For several years he volunteered to cook meals at St.
    Martin De Porres Shelter. He donated blood for many years. He supported
    the Auburn SPCA with the donation of surgery towels. He donated a rowing
    shell to the University of Washington which he named the Swan E Nord
    after his father who rowed on the UW rowing team in 1920. In 1988, he established a University of Washington scholarship in honor of his mother.

    Frederick Faller Nord was an extraordinary man who was greatly loved by
    his daughters, family and friends. He was an adventurous spirit with a
    kind and loving soul who had a thirst for life which he lived on his own
    terms. He filled his time wisely full of everything he could do. He
    touched many people and he will be remembered in our hearts and prayers forever.

    He is survived by his daughters Susan Nord (Ronald Ekas), Mary Montes
    (Daniel) and Diane Bauer (Wolfgang); his step-daughter Victoria Harvey
    (Joe); seven grandchildren Kyle, Patrick, Tiffany, Catherine (Matt),
    Sophia, Jessica (Alex), and Michael; and four great grandchildren
    Brienna, Connor, Emi, and Judah; his sister-in-law Patricia Nord, and
    his nephews Jeff Nord and Chris Nord. His parents, his daughter
    Catherine L Wilkus and brother Stephen Nord preceded him in death.

    Memorials can be sent to the Board of Regents, University of Washington,
    Edna Faller Nord and Frederick Faller Nord Memorial Scholarship, 139
    Gerberding Hall, Seattle, WA 98195.
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    Published on February 3, 2023

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