Obituary of Fredrick Joshua Engum
Fredrick Joshua Engum, “Josh”, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on October 10, 2023. He is survived by his father, Fred (Ashley) Engum, his mother, Tammy Johnson, brother, Eric Engum and his nephew, Bradley Engum. Also grandparents, Wayne and Vickie Johnson and his one true love and soul-mate, Kari Clark.
Born March 22, 1985 in Nampa, Idaho to Fred Engum and Tammy Johnson, Josh lived his entire life in Idaho with the exception of his time spent in Ogden, Utah. It was while he was in Utah that he began his career of a heavy equipment operator. This was his dream job. From the time he was a toddler, he had a fascination with cars and trucks!
Josh attended schools at Homedale and Caldwell. In school, Josh valued making friends over academics. He was very smart but he was also stubborn, obstinate and determined. He loved the outdoors. He loved to hunt, fish, camp, golf, swim, ride horses and run equipment. Josh was very talented and capable at the activities he loved and enjoyed.
Josh shared an unbreakable bond with his Grandma, Vickie, and she will always hold a special place in her heart for him. His hero was always his Grandpa, Wayne. When Josh was little, he patiently let Josh follow along and “help” him with chores, taught Josh to hunt, ride horses and work cattle.
Josh loved his Uncle Mike, whom he always looked up to. They shared a strong and special relationship. Mike was always a solid rock for Josh whenever Josh needed him. It was because of Mike that when Josh was little, every toy car became a derby car. He couldn’t wait to turn 18 so that he could drive his own derby car in the annual demolition derby in Homedale. Josh was also very close to his Aunt Traci. Only 5 years apart, they shared their childhood together. He and his younger brother, Eric, were just like brothers to her. Josh would always greet her with a “Yo, Auntie” and a big hug when she was visiting.
Josh unconditionally loved his brother, Eric, and protected him from the day he was born. They shared an eternal, unbreakable bond. Josh and Eric looked up to one another and were proud of each other. Josh was proud of the father Eric is to Bradley. When “B” was born, there was no other child that could ever measure up. He was so proud of his nephew. He was his bright light and shining star. Josh would buy “B” gifts and it was hard to tell who was more excited – Josh or Bradley.
Josh valued every person and formed so many deep bonds with others. In Josh’s heart and mind his close friends were his “brothers” and he was forever loyal and loved them deeply. He had a sharp mind, a sharp wit and a legendary sense of humor. Josh brought smiles, laughter and treasured memories to all who knew and loved him. Josh’s smile and unmistakable laugh were contagious. We will carry his memory in our hearts and minds and miss him all of our days on this earth.
Josh was preceded in death by Grandparents, Arnold and Agnes Engum and Uncles, Steven Johnson and Jim Engum.
Graveside services will be held at 1 PM Saturday, October 21, at the Greenleaf Cemetery, in Greenleaf Idaho.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Fredrick Engum, please visit our Tree Store