Frederick Rea Strange
1923 - 2006
Frederick Rea Strange, 83, a loving husband and father, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006. Frederick Rea Strange was born Sept. 3, 1923, in East Farnham, Quebec. He was one of seven children of Frank Hiatt and Helen Estella Hadley Strange. Rea enlisted in the United States Marine Corps upon graduating from high school and served in the south Pacific. He returned to the states and married the love of his life, Peggy Sue Wiese, on May 17, 1946, in Fort Worth. Fred went to work for General Motors in 1955 and became a field service engineer for Harrison Radiator Division in 1958. He loved hunting and the outdoors and served as scoutmaster of BSA Troop 68 in Arlington. Rea was also an accomplished artist and enjoyed oil painting, metal sculpture and drafting. His favorite hobby was woodworking. Rea loved his family unconditionally and dedicated his life to them. He was one of a kind and his loss will be felt by all of us whose life he touched. Survivors: Wife of 60 years, Peggy Sue Wiese Strange; children, Rick and Cheryl of Fort Worth; brothers and sisters, Frank Strange, Phyllis Stackpole and Joyce Leighton of Massachusetts and Robert Strange of Florida; and Cleo, his black Lab. Published in the Star-Telegram on 10/8/2006.
The Scoutmaster Edgar Guest There isn't any pay for you, you serve without reward, The boys who tramp the fields with you but little could afford. And yet your pay is richer far than those who toil for gold, For in a dozen different ways your service shall be told. You'll read it in the faces of a Troop of growing boys, You'll read it in the pleasure of a dozen manly joys, And down the distant future you will surely read it then, Emblazoned thru the service of a band of loyal men. They have no gold to give you, but when age comes on to you They'll give you back the splendid things you taught them how to do They'll give you rich contentment and a thrill of honest pride And you'll see the nation prosper, and you'll all be satisfied.