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Violet Marie Froehlich



Violet Marie Froehlich passed away on April 2, 2012, at age 83 and will be sadly missed by family and friends.

She was born the first of nine children on Oct 4 1928 in Mobridge, South Dakota to Ben and Ann Schatz. They moved to Yakima, WA in 1937 and it was there where she later met and married Felix Froehlich.

They moved to Goldendale in 1952. An active mother and homemaker she also worked as a German speaking nursing assistant during World War II. She was also a house cleaner, an Avon Lady, and worked at the Delmonte cannery in Yakima.

Violet worked as a volunteer as well, a member of the Holy Trinity Altar Society Goldendale Homemakers, and with the local Gleaners to help others.

She dedicated herself to family, cooking, canning, embroidery, knitting and making quilt squares for all her grandchildren.  She loved camping, mostly in the huckleberry fields and tended to elk camp.

Preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers, two sisters, her husband, a daughter, and a grandson.

She is survived by her children Thomas Froehlich of Goldendale, Theresa and husband Jim Russell of Joseph, OR, Charlotte and husband Gary Burton of Salem, OR, Fred and wife Gail Froehlich of Goldendale, WA, and Martin Froehlich of Stevenson, WA, nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and four sisters.

A Rosary will be held at at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 9, followed by Mass at 11 a.m.


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