Warren Russell Frost
- April 29, 1923 - May 12, 2012
- Meridian, Idaho
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Warren Russell Frost (better know to all his friends as "Frosty") died of natural causes at the age of 89 on Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Boise, Idaho.
He was born on April 29, 1923, in Americus, Kansas. He was the son of the late Arthur and Lottie Frost.
After the start of WWII he enlisted in the United States Navy and served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Natoma Bay in the Pacific war theater. He attained the rank of Radioman RM3 at the time of his Honorable Discharge.
He attended the University of Kansas prior to his Navy service and then completed his college studies at the College of Emporia (Kansas) in 1946 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics. He married Roselie Ruth Philips of Emporia, Kansas, in 1948 on the day of her college graduation. They were happily married for 58 years until her death in 2006.
Frosty was an International Field Auditor for Phillips 66 Petroleum Company, retiring in 1985 after 34 years of service. He and Roselie were blessed with opportunities to travel and live in many different places. One of the places he had especially fond memories of was a three-year residence in Venezuela where he and his family learned Spanish and were able to experience living in a foreign country firsthand. Over his lifetime his family lived in Kansas, Venezuela, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Idaho. After living in Boise for three years in the 1970's they were so smitten with the beauty of Idaho that they chose the Treasure Valley area as their retirement residence and moved here permanently in 1985.
His interests and hobbies included traveling, stamp collecting, beer can collecting, enjoying and performing music, and tending his vegetable garden. Throughout his lifetime he was usually enjoying one or another of these pastimes. He was also a long time member of the Boise Bench Lions Club.
Frosty and Roselie enjoyed sightseeing and taking driving trips around the Treasure Valley area. After his retirement, they went on many cruises and trips to such places as Great Britain, Hawaii, Alaska, South America, China and Japan, Europe, the Baltics, Australia, the Mediterranean Sea, various Caribbean Islands, and the Panama Canal.
Frosty was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Frost of Lubbock, TX; and two sisters, Helen Frost Kerr of Grand Junction, CO, and Ethel Frost Wood of Wichita, KS.
He is survived by two daughters, Timi Ruth Freeman her three children, Ashley R., Whitney J., Melaney K., all of Boise; and Candace Rae Kibby and husband Bruce of Capon Bridge, WV.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Cloverdale Funeral Home, 1200 N. Cloverdale Road in Boise.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Idaho Heart Association.