Freda Carpenter, 89, went to join her family on January 7, 2013, after a short stay at Puget Sound Health Center in Olympia. She was born May 23, 1923, in Quilcene, Washington, the daughter of Gottlieb and Christina (Bollinger) Hyde. She was one of nine children and the last surviving member of the Hyde family.
She moved to McCleary in 1936, where she later met and married Howard Boling, Sr. They later divorced. In 1939, she married the love of her life, Charles Henry Carpenter. They would have shared 64 years together this May 3rd.
Freda liked collecting cookie jars, tea pots, salt and pepper shakers, as well as glass cat figurines which adorned every nook and cranny of the home. She especially liked trips to the casino to play the penny machines with the help of Charles since she had very poor eyesight.
Freda is survived by her husband, Charles, at the family home in McCleary; two sons, Ray and wife, Patsy Boling of McCleary, and Howard Boling of Bellingham; a daughter, Judy Galloway of Yakima; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; 4 brothers, Reinald, Jack, Frank and Ray; 3 sisters, Pauline, Martha and Ida; and 2 grandsons.
A celebration of her life will be held from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013, at the McCleary Community Center. Friends and family are invited to attend and share memories. Private inurnment will take place in the Quilcene Cemetery in Quilcene, Wash.
The family suggests memorials may be made to PAWS, P.O. Box 451, Aberdeen, WA 98520
A message of condolence and a memory may be sent to the family at www.fernhillfuneral.com
Arrangements are entrusted to Fern Hill Funeral Home, Aberdeen.