Sunday, January 25, 2009

she used to live across the street from us...

she was a spitfire and loved to always wear heels

Carla Adelaide Frey Oct. 11, 1902-Jan. 24, 2009
Carla Adelaide Frey, age 106, of Monroe, formerly of Newport, MI, passed away January 24, 2009 at The Lutheran Home of Monroe where she has been a resident since 1993.

Carla was born on October 11, 1902 in Roscommon, MI, to Frank and Justine (Smith) Richardson. She married Harold Frey June 18, 1929, who preceded her in death on September 16, 1986.

Carla graduated from Michigan Normal College in Ypsilanti, MI. with her teaching degree, and taught school at Bolles Harbor School and Masserant School, Newport, from 1926 to1929. Her memberships included First Congregational Church in Rockwood and The Ladies Extension Group of Newport. She had been active with the American Red Cross at one time and enjoyed baking, sewing, gardening and canning.

Carla is survived by a daughter, Arlene C. Gedelian of Newport, 6 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, one infant daughter, 3 brothers, 7 sisters, 1 grandson and 1 granddaughter.

Family and friends may visit Monday January 26, 2009 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Ford Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, Rockwood, where services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. The Rev Charles Packer of Rockwood First Congregational will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational Church Rockwood.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the nurses and staff at The Lutheran Home of Monroe for all of their compassionate care and support.

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