April 2, 1926--Dec. 4, 2005
HOLDREGE -- Mary Louise Freed, 79, died Sunday (Dec. 4, 2005) at the Holdrege Memorial Homes in Holdrege.
She was born April 2, 1926, in McCook to Robert B. and Viola (Johnson) Callen. She graduated from McCook High School in 1944. She attended McCook Junior College and graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln in 1948 with degrees in chemistry and math. She completed her coursework for a master's in anthropology at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She completed her thesis and graduated with her master's in 1955.
She married Donald Freed at the Memorial United Methodist Church in McCook on Sept. 22, 1950. The couple lived in Bertrand before moving to a farm north of Loomis. They later moved to Holdrege.
She was a member of the Loomis United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, for which she served as president for several terms. She was also a member of the Bertrand VFW Auxiliary, the American Association of University Women and the Phelps County Historical Society and Genealogy Society.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald in June 2005; grandparents; and aunt, Ruth Callen.
Survivors include three sons, Donald Callen Freed of Alpine, Texas, Carl Edward Freed and wife, Nancy of Hastings and Martin Henry Freed and wife, Sue of Loomis; sister-in-law, Colene Seeman and husband, Kenneth of Omaha; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Holdrege with the Revs. Buck Linton-Hendrick and Jean Clayton officiating. Interment will be in the Moses Hill Cemetery in rural Phelps County.
She will lie in state at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege Friday, 1-9 p.m.
Memorials are being accepted in her name.
The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home of Holdrege is in charge of arrangements.