Graveside services will be Friday March 28th, at 2:00 PM in the Hickory Ridge Cemetery, Upton Township. Pallbearers are Lynn McDowell, Scott Mortensen, Jason Smith and Todd Mortensen; Honorary Pallbearers are Duane DeVere, Tom Lewis and John Stillwell. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Services are under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com
His late parents were Judd and Ruth (Connard) Guest who raised Fred in Decatur, Macon, Illinois until he served his country in the Vietnam conflict from 1966 through 1967.
On returning home he worked for a local business until he acquired a position for the Mountain Bell Phone Company.
In 1972 Fred was transferred to Phoenix, Arizona from Decatur, Illinois and loved riding on his motorcycle through the desert hills and dusty back roads. He loved Arizona heat, camping and the beautiful sunsets.
In June of 1974 his good friend and real estate agent Ron White baptized him a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He later met Patricia Lynne Price at church. They married on February 5, 1991 in Tempe, Arizona and were sealed in the Mesa Arizona Temple the following year.
In 1994 Fred retired from the phone company in Phoenix. When July came he and Pat packed up their belongings and made the move from Tempe, Arizona to Bucyrus, Missouri and called the Ozarks their home.
Survivors include his wife Pat of Bucyrus, Missouri, his sister Beverly Russell and nephew Dean Russell of Mesa, Arizona and his niece Linda Warren of Decatur, Illinois.