Frank “Bucky” Dale Agost, age 89, passed away in his home in Kamiah Idaho on April 10, 2018 from cancer. He was born on March 22, 1929 in Longview, WA to Floyd and Isabelle (Baney) Agost.
Bucky lived in Hollywood near Pierce in a tent for his first several years. He then moved to Lewiston, where he lived with his father, Floyd, and stepmother, Margaret “Smokey” Agost. He moved back to Pierce at age 12. Bucky was always a good athlete, playing varsity basketball at Pierce High School, where he graduated in 1947. After high school, he boxed under his trainer and good friend, Glen Northcutt.
Bucky was very talented, using his mechanical skills to fabricate many inspired products in both his trucking business and personal life. He logged for 43 years and ran a hunting camp during winter months for a number of years. He even tried his hand at owning and operating the Timber Inn in Pierce for two years.
In 1952, Bucky married his wife of 66 years, Juanita Mae Munds. They had two children, Dale Floyd (deceased 1972) and Debra Louise. Bucky and Juanita moved to Kamiah, ID in 1975. He and Juanita loved the outdoors and could often be found on a hillside picking huckleberries or mushrooms, four-wheeling, or hunting.
Bucky is survived by his daughter, Debra, and her husband, Evan who live in Gig Harbor, WA; three grandchildren and their spouses (Jona Durousseau and Dane McTear of Roy, WA; Jason and Sarah Hansen of Tacoma, WA; and Christopher Burk and Jessica Hoefle of Gig Harbor, WA. Bucky has 7 great grandchildren: Tiara Durousseau (deceased), Shane Durousseau, Damien McTear (Jona); Eli and Toby Hansen (Jason); Hayden Ondell (stepdaughter) and Hudson Burk (Chris).
He was a devoted, loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend to many. He will be dearly missed. The family plans to have a celebration of life in early summer for family and friends.