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Freda Marie Parent Athearn
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Birth: May 7, 1921
Clear Lake
Skagit County
Washington, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 2010

Freda Marie Athearn, 89, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon.

She was born on May 7, 1921 in Clear Lake, Washington, the daughter of Joseph & Maude (Scribner) Parent. She was raised and attended school in Clear Lake. On November 9, 1940 she was united in marriage to Elmer "Dodz" Athearn in Bellingham and the made their home in the Wickersham area until moving to Sedro-Woolley in 1955.

Freda worked as a sales clerk for the Tradewell grocery store for nine years, for the Thrifty Foods & Market Place grocery stores and then for Holland Drug until her retirement in 1984.

She enjoyed bowling whenever possible.

Freda is survived by her three sons, Dennis Athearn, of Sedro-Woolley, David Athearn and his wife, Cindy, of Juneau, Alaska and Michael Athearn and his wife, Barbara, of Bellingham; eight grandchildren, Karen, Bryan, Kendra, Steven, Danielle, Michael, Richard and Kirk; several great-grandchildren; and her brother, Phil Parent and his wife, Lorraine, of Anacortes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph & Maude Parent, her husband, Dodz Athearn, in 1997 and a sister, Nettie Mitchell, in 2009.

Private interment will be at the Saxon Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Freda and sign the online guest register at

Published in Bellingham Herald on June 3, 2010

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  Denny Athearn (1941 - 2016)*
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Saxon Cemetery
Whatcom County
Washington, USA
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Record added: Jun 03, 2010
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May you rest in peace.
- Barb
 Added: Jun. 3, 2010

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