Fred Proshold, 67

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Fredrick Irving Proshold, 67, formerly of Mayfield, died Nov. 26, 2006, in Chico, Calif., after a year-long battle with cancer.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. at Dry Creek Cemetery. Following the service there will be a dinner at Treasure Valley Livestock, 1901 E. Chicago, Caldwell.

Fred was born Jan. 26, 1939, in Boise, the second child of Irving and Jessie Schaffer Proshold of Mayfield. Fred attended the small rural school at Mayfield through the eighth grade, then Mountain Home High School, where he graduated in 1956. He was active in football, music and the school paper.

Fred attended what was then Boise Junior College, the University of Idaho, and received his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, where he met and married his wife, Sigrid. They later divorced, but remained friends and helped each other until the end.

He spent his career as a research entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, working in Fargo, N.D., St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, Cape Cod, Mass., and Tifton, Ga. After retiring he made his home in Chico.

Fred enjoyed country music all of his life and was an accomplished guitar player and singer.

Fred is survived by: his children, son Byron and wife Alesia of San Jose, Calif., daughter Nicki and husband Peter; two grandsons; his ex-wife Sigrid of Chico, Calif.; two sisters, Barbara (Elmer) Ireland and Roseta (Ron) Davison, all of Prairie, Idaho, and an extended family of nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mountain States Tumor Institute, The American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.