USAO News Bureau

FREY, Mary P. (Reed)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

 

Funeral Mass for Mary Pauline Reed Frey, 95, of Chickasha, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at the Holy Name Catholic Church.

 

Mary Pauline Reed Frey died peacefully on March 24, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Wichita, Kan., where she had been living for the last year. She was the fourth child of seven born to William Washington Reed and Lela Turner Reed on July 3, 1916 in Oklahoma City. She was educated in Oklahoma City and graduated from Classen High School in 1934. Her family moved to Chickasha where she attended Oklahoma College for Women (USAO).

 

She was married to Rudolph Jacob Frey on November 26, 1936 at Holy Name Catholic Church. They lived north of Chickasha where they farmed for 30 years. In addition to her work at the farm, Pauline also worked at Boren Malone, Johnsons Office Supply and the Grady County Health Department. After the death of Rudolph in 1970, Pauline moved to town where she continued her work at the Health Department. She retired in 1980.

 

Pauline was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church where she was an active member of the Catholic Women’s Activity Group and The Catholic Daughters of America. She was also an active member of the Rural Neighbors.

 

Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Rudolph Frey; infant daughter: Julia Anne; four sisters: Ruth Brewer, Willa Gibbs, Norma Woodson and Helen Chenault. Survivors include four daughters: Joan Neal of Wichita, Kan., Janet Lohah and husband Charles of Hominy, Joyce Cokely of Fort Smith, Ark., Paula Everett and husband Don of Dallas, Texas; a son: James Frey and wife Michelina of Tigard, Ore.; a brother: James Reed and wife Maxine of New York; other survivors include 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home.

 

Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at Sevier Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Holy Name Catholic Church in Chickasha or to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita, Kansas.