Fredrico Eaton, 47, returned to our Creator on Saturday, April 1, in Lawrence, Kansas. He was born February 21, 1970 in Farmington, NM.
Fredrico played football at Kirtland Central High School and attended Haskell Indian Nations University where he was a member of the Renegade Art Warriors Association. He and his family attended art shows where he was recognized as an accomplished artist. His work was purchased by individuals and galleries in the U.S. and internationally.
As a welder and mechanic by trade; he worked at Eagle Trailer Co. in Lawrence and was recently employed at ServiceMaster Restoration where he assisted families in restoring artwork and belongings after devastating fires or floods.
He enjoyed being outdoors, grilling, and watching the Pittsburg Steelers. He genuinely appreciated friends and their children. Fredrico will be remembered for his quiet, generous nature, sense of humor, and an unfailing willingness to offer help to others.
He is survived by his wife Althea Tapahonso-Eaton and their children: Joshua, a student at Haskell Indian Nations University and Amber, a student at Lawrence High School. Survivors also include parents Fred Sr. and Bessie; siblings Freda, Fred Jr (Cornelia) and children Nicole and Triston, all of Upper Fruitland, NM; maternal-grandmother Irene Mike Benally.
He was preceded in death by sister Fredrica, paternal-grandmother Mabel Werito Eaton and Alfred Eaton Sr.
The family wishes to thank friends and family in Lawrence and New Mexico; physicians and medical personnel at Haskell Indian Health Center, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, KU Medical Center (Kansas City), Warren-McElwain Funeral Home and Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice.
Services will be at 11 am on Saturday, April 8th at Ojo Amarillo United Methodist Church in Ojo Amarillo, New Mexico.