Rest in Peace, Leo Frare


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our friend and founder of RLCWALC, Leo Frare, who died in his home on February 4, 2015.

From his beginnings as a young man with the John Birch Society to his more recent efforts on the Ron Paul Presidential Campaign, Lewis County Tea Party and the Republican Liberty Caucus of Lewis County, Leo has been a staunch champion for liberty—in many respects he was the heart & soul of the liberty movement in Lewis County. He had a knack for seeing when we were on the wrong side of history and the courage to stand up and fight for it. He was a constitutional scholar, he was anonymous, he was occupy, he was the 99% and the 1%, a horticulturist, wine maker and brew master extraordinaire; he was a husband, a father, and a friend.

Leo’s absence will be deeply felt as we struggle to pick up the banner of liberty that he carried so boldly. But carry on we will, and it is our sincere hope that this tragic event will bring the liberty community closer together. Let us not allow Leo’s lifetime of dedication and sacrifice to the cause we all hold dear be in vain.

Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Newell Hoerling Mortuary (map)
205 W. Pine Street
Centralia, WA. 98531
(360) 736-3317

Graveside Service following will be held at:
Forest Grove Cemetery (map)
18011 Northcraft Rd. SE.
Tenino, WA. 98589
(360) 264-2716

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
–Teddy Roosevelt