Daniel Joe Frederick
September 28, 2023
Daniel Joe Frederick, 56, Forever Remembered with a Smile.
On September 13, 2023, our lives were forever changed as we unexpectedly said goodbye to Daniel Joe Frederick. Born on February 17, 1967, in Miles City, Montana, to Vernon and Betty Lou Frederick, Dan brought immeasurable joy and laughter into the lives of those who were fortunate enough to know him.
Dan's journey began at Lovell High School, where he graduated in 1986. He then dedicated seventeen and a half years to the National Guard, serving his country until his medical release. It was in his role as a loving father and partner that Dan truly shone. When it came to his children, Jessica and Jacob, Dan's heart knew no bounds. He was a man of adventure, always ready to explore the great Wyoming wilderness with his little ones. Whether it was hunting, fishing, or teaching them the art of marksmanship, Dan instilled a love for the outdoors that will forever be cherished. Together, they created memories that involved a healthy dose of rule-breaking and a whole lot of laughter.
Throughout his life, Dan embarked on a journey to find love and companionship. His marriage to Jeralyn Moore brought Jessica and Jacob into the world, and though their paths diverged, his love for his children remained unwavering. In 2010, fate led him to the arms of Ronda Flagler. Their love blossomed into a beautiful partnership, filling his life with joy and happiness. Dan was a man who embraced humor and mischief with open arms. He had a knack for finding laughter in the smallest of moments, always ready with a witty remark or a playful prank. His infectious smile and quick wit could brighten even the darkest days, leaving a lasting impression on everyone fortunate enough to share a moment with him.
As we honor Dan Frederick's memory, let us remember the kindness and compassion he exemplified throughout his life. In our hearts, his love and legacy will forever remain.
He was preceded in death by his parents Vernon, Betty Lou (stepmother Betty Rose), foster parents Charlie and Dora Brown, and his older brother John Frederick.
Dan is survived by the love of his life, Ronda Frederick; stepfather, David Hinton; children, Erik (Crystal) Bernal of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Jessica Moore (Roman Bastida) of Worland, and Jacob (Kelsey) of Billings, Montana; stepchildren Melinda (Jeramy) Soto of Cody, Wyoming, Zacchary (Genesis) Ellis of Cody, Wyoming, Jennifer Ellis (Russell Lawson) of Casper, Wyoming; first wife, Jeralyn Moore; sisters Deanna (Don) Goforth of Lolo, Montana, Peggy (Jerry) White of Lovell, Wyoming; Verna (Mike) Tolson of Wapiti, Wyoming; brother Blen (Charlotte) Hinton of Columbia, Tennessee; foster siblings who were a big part of his life: Tamara Adey, Travis Brown, Rebekah McCuen, and Tanya Fink. He also leaves behind his grandchildren: Rayanne, Dakota, Braxton, Jeremy, Zane, Felicity, Isaiah, and Zoey. As we bid farewell to Dan, let us remember him with a smile and carry his light-heartedness within us always. In his memory, let's continue to spread joy, laughter, and kindness to all those we encounter along our own journeys.
Memorial donations may be made to The American Legion Post 44 and sent to PO Box 524 Worland, Wyoming 82401. Online condolences may be made at http://www.bryantfuneralhomeonline.com.