Daniel Frost

Obituary of Daniel Garrison Frost

Daniel Garrison Frost, 49, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2024 from injuries in an auto accident. 

Mass of Christian Burial: 2 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2024 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 509 W. Magnolia Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76104.  

Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. 

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 509 W. Magnolia Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76104.

Daniel Garrison Frost was born on Janurary 5th, 1975, and spent every minute of his life improving the world around him. He met his future wife, Sarah Elizabeth Kobdish, at the age of 17 and wooed her with pickup lines of characteristic goofiness. In order to discern his purpose in life, he left her suddenly to live three wild years with his brothers in California, where he learned that his heart and mind were meant to pursue her. He returned to Texas, married Sarah, and then spent the twenty-six years of their marriage showing us how just much a family can love. 

And Dan created family. Not only for his wife, sons, daughters, and grandson; but also for his friends and his community. He wrote poetry for Sarah and his children and invented songs to sing to us. Dan was the master of thoughtful surprises. With confidence, we can attest that Daniel is the only man to move his wife to tears of joy with the suprise gift of a taxidermied fish. Dan smiled the biggest at the births of his children and grandchildren, and he inspired in them the same love that he felt for life. Describing the birth of his grandson, he spoke his mind demonstrating his wisdom in his unique way: “People are like butterflies. They live their whole lives as catepillers without knowing it, and as soon as they have their first child they realize what it means to be a butterfly.”

Adventure followed Dan wherever he went, and he was not afraid to bring both willing and unwilling participants along. He took us to explore creeks, pushed us to bike beyond our abilities, and had us watch the sky if an interesting satellite was going to pass. He conditioned himself to bike in the humid Texas heat by leaving his office windows open so that he could acclimate, and he bragged when this crazy method worked for him. He knew the ocean and protected us when we went to the beach. We fished with him, played sports with him, and we left every adventure, even the ones we did not enjoy in the moment, with an intense appreciation and love for his spirit. 

With love and kindess as his defining characersitics, Dan also posessed subtle and dazzling intellect. He challenged us with questions and thoughts of all kinds. He had the baffling abilty to tell what kind of puzzle he was recieving as a gift behind the wrapping paper - just by smelling it. Dan channeled his brilliance into everything he did. He passionately optimized the aerodynamics of his bikepaths, found pleasure in emailing corrections for online puzzles, and most of all, generously passed wisdom on to those who would listen. 

Dan passed away suddenly and tragically on May 11th, 2024. He fondly described biking as ”where he felt the closest to God,” so we may take some comfort in knowing that he truly died doing what he loved. He leaves behind his wife, three sons, three daughters, one grandson, and one massive challenge for the world to meet: to somehow fill the void of love, adventure, and genius that he left behind. 

Dan was one of the kindest men we will ever know.