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 Walter Christy “Chris” Freeman

Walter Christy “Chris” Freeman

Birth
Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri, USA
Death 3 Jun 2010 (aged 92)
Chester, Plumas County, California, USA
Burial Newhall, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 100118996 · View Source
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Married Loretta "Rita" June Freeman
April 18, 1947

3 Biological children:
Tina Freeman-Whitehorn
(2 boys)
Terry Freeman
(2 Girls)
Merrilee Ann Freeman-Dooley
(1 Girl, 2 Boys)
2 Step Children:
James A. (Jim) Rowe Jr.
(3 Girls)
Anita Rowe-Easton
(2 Girls, 3 Boys)

Walter was named after "J. Walter Christie" (a famous race car driver and inventor of 'Front Wheel Drive'). "Chris" (as he was commonly known) did not go by Walter. He is known affectionately by his close family as "Crick". This name came as a result of his younger sister ("Dee") not being able to say "Chris" as a child, so the name just stuck.

Chris was an avid golfer. He used to golf at least once a week until he could no longer physically handle a round. He owned several sets of clubs and various golf related memorabilia. He also loved to watch golf on TV whenever it was on.

Retired from "Certified Freight" as a truck driver
Enjoyed golf and Golden Oldies. Served in World War 2. Wife passed away in 1995 from breast cancer. Spent remaining years in Plumas county California, in the small town of Westwood where he enjoyed meals at the local senior center. Chris's wife Rita was a devout Jehovah's Witness; although Chris did not commit to the religion, he consistently attended meetings with his wife. Chris would often sweep the parking lot of the Kingdom Hall on a regular basis to keep it clear of debris. Chris was even honored by members of the Westwood congregation upon his passing.
He will be sorely missed.

Died of natural causes. (Age 92)
Chris shares a crematorium plate with his beloved daughter "Merrilee" who passed away in 1983.


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  • Created by: C. Dooley
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100118996
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Christy “Chris” Freeman (6 Mar 1918–3 Jun 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100118996, citing Eternal Valley Memorial Park, Newhall, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by C. Dooley (contributor 47974584) .