Frank Aden Sr of Boise passed away at home May 14, 2018 after a long illness. Frank was born in Cascade Locks Oregon to Walter and Katie Aden. Walter helped to build the Bridge of the Gods and when completed moved to Boise to help built the St. Luke’s Annex.
Frank attended several Boise schools then started his lifelong career in the intercity bus industry when he went to work for Union Pacific Stages which later became Overland Greyhound. He later went to work for Mt. Hood Stage’s which joined the Trailways Bus System in 1943 as Pacific Trailways. Frank joined the army and served for 2 years in Ft. Lewis and Hawaii. When he retuned to Boise he went back to Pacific Trailways.
In 1950 he married Lela Wall and the had one son, Frank Jr. In 1957 he came Pacific Trailways youngest manger running the Boise depot until 1973 when he transferred to Bend Oregon where he ran the Bus Terminal there until 1979. He transferred to Portland Oregon where he became Director Claims. In 1988 he retired and moved back to Boise.
After coming back to Boise, he took many road trips to the western US and Canada and a trip to visit his brother Alvin in Germany where he also went to Austria and the Czech Republic. After Lela died in 1998 he also spent time with friends in Los Angeles. He liked going fishing with friends on the Snake River and Little Camas Reservoir.
Frank was a historian of the west and Civil War and at one time had a very large book collection. He was very proud of his son when he published his book, Boise Postcard History.
He was the oldest of 5 siblings and outlived them all, sister Bessie Tuttle, Ruth Pyne, Jean Suran and Alvin Aden. He is survived by his son Frank Aden Jr. numerous nephews and nieces and many cousins. And his dachshunds Amber and Molly.
We wish to thanks All Care Hospice and 208 Care for all their help. A memorial will be held at his home in Boise starting at 1 pm on June 22. This will be a potluck.