Federico Alfonso Duran
AKA: Fred, Rocky & Pops! He went to be with Our Lord and the Love of His Life, Hilda on September 24th, 2019. He was the 2nd of seven children born to Abel & Carmelita Duran in Monte Vista, Colorado on April 11th, 1930. He now leaves one sibling behind, Teresa.
He enlisted in the Army in 1948 and was a part of the 32nd Field Artillery Battalion in Germany. After an Honorable Discharge in 1952 he went on to become a Nurse, Detective (PI), Policeman, Fireman (30 years) and for the last 35 years, a Spanish speaking interpreter for the Municipal Court for the City of The Dalles.
It wasn't unusual to see him walking the streets and roads of TD as he did 20 miles a day for many years. He also loved to hunt and Halibut fishing in Alaska was his favorite thing! He was a devout Catholic and hardly ever missed a Sunday for church and afterward would take communion to those that couldn't attend. Thanksgiving he would pull out his own potato peelers and go to the community dinner and peel potatoes for days, something he looked forward to each year. Best of all, he loved dancing two or three days a week with his love, Hilda!
Rocky is survived by his stepdaughters Rena (Greg) Hunley and Debbie Copple; three grandchildren, Geoff (Jess) Hunley, Andy Hunley and Mikayla Copple; two great-grandsons, Alex and Grayson Hunley; and many relatives in Colorado.
On behalf of Pops, we would like to give a special Thanks to Kim Koch, Shirley Ringlebauer, and Doreen & Bob Brown for being so supportive, caring and loving to him all throughout these past few months and for many years. You are special friends.
A family directed Memorial Service will be held 1:00 Saturday, October 26th at St Peter Catholic Church, 1222 W 10th St., The Dalles, Oregon.