Fred M. Pedley
Fred M. Pedley was born in Reading England Aug. 28, 1908. When he was 6 years old he left England by ship with parents, John M. and Maude Louisa Pedley. His brother, Marice and sister, Carri went to Canada two years after the Titanic sank.
He was raised in Winnipeg. In 1929 he traveled west across Canada in a Ford Model T with a friend and entered the United States. Traveling down the coast to California, he got a job at Alex Kerr’s Sporting Goods and waited such stars as Clark Gable, Carol Lombard and Robert Stack.
He later worked for Central Sierra Snow Lab in Soda Springs measuring snow. He was there in the winter of 51-52 when the train, “City of San Francisco” got caught in an avalanche. Fred was one of the first to reach the train in a Snow Cat to bring them food and blankets.
Moving to Truckee he was a Mother’s Cookies distributor for years. He came to Carson City in 1962. In 1977 he started his business repairing windshields, which he dearly loved because he made so many wonderful friends in the car business. In 1981 he married Roxanne Pheasant and they hunted, fished, boated and traveled – truly enjoying being together. Fred was able to work until 2006 when his eyesight failed him.
Fred will be dearly missed by his wife Roxanne of Carson City; stepsons and wives, Daniel and Cindy Pheasant of Sacramento, Jeff and Shari Pheasant of Reno, Warren and Stephanie Pheasant of Carson City; eight step grandchildren, Neil, Ashley, and Haley Pheasant of Sacramento, Shyla and Greg Pheasant of Reno, Clinton, Tyler and Preston Pheasant of Carson City.
Visitation will be noon-7p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, Carson City.
The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 24, at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, followed by a horse drawn wagon with casket to Lone Mountain Cemetery for a small service. Friends of Fred are invited to celebrate his life with us.
Walton’s Chapel of the Valley has been entrusted with his final arrangements.