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07-22-2013, 06:07 AM
<HR style="COLOR: #dfe1e1; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #dfe1e1" SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->Elbert Parker "Bud" Fredricks was born April 6, 1925, in Portland, after a steamboat journey by his mother, Lillian Canaris Fredrickson, from Skamokawa, Wash.

He is survived by his wife, Ann; and the families of his sons, Eric and Lynn. A World War II veteran in the United States Marines, he later graduated from Lewis & Clark College and entered the import/export trade with Balfour, Guthrie & Co.

In 1960, he founded Fredricks Grain Company, a successful, independent grain and seed trader. He retired in the late 1980s and spent many years between homes in the Portland metro area and Skamokawa, Wash.

A memorial service, 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Riverview Abbey Chapel, 0319 SW Taylors Ferry Rd., Portland, OR 97219.

Contributions may be made to Providence Hospice, 6410 NE Halsey St., Suite 300, Portland, OR 97213.