Jennifer Ivy Freed, of Eureka, died in her sleep on Sunday night, Feb. 10, 2013 at her home in Eureka at the age of 35.
She was born in Enumclaw, Wash., the daughter of Diana Randall (McCurdy) and Phil Gregg. She was later adopted by Stephen Randall as his own cherished daughter, and was raised by Stephen and Diana in Northern Washington near Mt. Rainier. Her family moved to Toronto, Kan., when she was 19. She wanted to come and see a firefly. She worked for Arnold’s Greenhouse in Leroy.
Jennifer spent two years of her life in full time ministry helping others to learn about “The Good News of The Kindgom” that Jesus taught while he was on earth. She gave of her time and energy as much as her health allowed. She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Nov 28, 1992.
On Jan. 17, 1998 she was united in marriage to Jamie Freed at a beautiful ceremony in Winfield, officiated by their dear friend Rick Finley. They made their home in Winfield for a few wonderful years before moving to Eureka in 2001. For a while in Eureka, Jennifer worked at the Eureka Greenhouse.
In addition to helping others learn about the Bible, she spent her spare time making custom jewelry, painting beautiful watercolors, intricate pencil sketches, delicate scarves and other unique creative works of art. She would often provide these as gifts to family and friends. he was a cherished wife, daughter, aunt, friend, and was a gentle, caring person who was a fine example of Christian love in action. Her faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior will provide comfort for all who loved her so dearly.
She is survived by her husband, Jamie Freed of the home; parents, Stephen and Diana Randall of Eureka; sister, Randalee DePoppe of Eureka; and nephews, Zac, Skyler and Ben DePoppe, and nieces, Rachel and Tavin Freed and Jazelle Denton who were as precious to her as her own children. They all loved coming to “Auntie Jenny’s house.”
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Koup Family Funeral Home with a dear friend, Don Largent officiating. Cremation has been effected. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date. The family will greet friends and visitors following service.