Fernando “Fred” Duran, 73, of Homedale, Idaho, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 25.
Fred was born August 28, 1939, in Taos, N.M., to Joe and Flora Duran, the third of seven children. He was raised in Cokeville and eventually moved to the Nampa, Idaho, area.
He loved the outdoors, spending time fishing, camping, hunting and riding horses, or just spending time with family and friends. He was a “Jack of all trades,” working mainly in the construction field. He loved his work because he could get in there and get his hands dirty, but he really enjoyed teaching others what he knew.
Fred is survived by his wife of 40 years, Joy Duran, his daughters Jaime Scott and Janine Duran, and three beautiful granddaughters, Kaci Duran, Kamille Duran-Clifton and Katelyn Bullard. He is also survived by four of his siblings, Rose Harmon, Ambrose Duran, Mary Iverson and Tony Duran, along with numerous nieces, nephews and many other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Flora Duran, two of his brothers, Ernest Duran and Joe Duran, and grandson Eric Sweet.
A remembrance celebration will be held at the Basque Center in Homedale on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A later burial and memorial will take place in Cokeville.