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Patricia Freer


Patricia Jane Freer passed away in The Dalles, Oregon on July 5, 2018 at the age of 86. She was born in Centerville, Iowa, on Oct. 4, 1931 to Winifred (Watson) and Homer Ellis McClellan.

Patricia started writing to her future husband, Richard Cecil Freer, while he was in the Air Force and serving in Korea. They married on May 6, 1954, in Centerville, Iowa, and moved to Goldendale in 1958.

Mrs. Freer was a member of Friends of the Library and enjoyed reading, genealogy, scrapbooking, and going to yard sales.

She is survived by children Kelli Bartsma (Gary) of Goldendale, Howard Freer of Walla Walla, and Marnita Freer (Josh) of Goldendale; 10 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren, 10 great, great grandchildren; and her poodle, Prissy. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard in 2003.

Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel handled cremation arrangements. To send condolences to Patricia’s family, please visit


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