• Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home
    Spokane Valley, WA
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Josie K. Freier "Jo Jo" 1998 - 2013
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Act (24:15) God is going to resurrect the righteous in the unrighteous on a paradise earth
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
My deepest sorrow and tears to the family of the deceased. May these words bring you hope and consolation: "...Hear the promise God has made: He will call; the dead will answer. They shall live at his command. For he has a longing for the work of his own hand..."
See John 14: 13-15, John 6: 40; 11: 11, 43; Jas. 4: 14
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Dear Rick and Family,
We know what you are going through, 10 years ago the same happened to our daughter. Hold on, those who love you need you, you will learn to live with this. You are in our prayers.
Kathy an Dick Small
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Rick, Kristen and girls,

Rose and I pray for you for strength, healing, love, joyful memories. We are so inspired by the things we learned about Jo Jo. what a great job in raising a beautiful, strong, God loving young lady. Her writings go far beyond her years. Hold on to each other.

Kevin and Rose Miller
Thursday, October 24, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort in the God of comfort during this time.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Dear Jo Jo please say hello to my precious Brother in Heaven, what an amazing brother he was and will always be like you are to your sisters, and family I lost my Brother in a tragic car accident at the age of 19 a life filled with a mission like you. Your a beautiful young lady and I know God needed you in Heaven to help with all the children that mommies and Daddies miss. You sound strong, confident and have such an amazing love for others, and you proved that here on Earth. In time your family will see you again, I pray for their healing, and I know their pain. We are so lost here but we need to hold on to our faith and know that there is a greater joy and you now know!
God Bless you and I pray we all carry the torch for Toys for Tots in memory of you. I pray for strength for your family that they will continue to keep loving one another and be strong in memory of you.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Dear Rick and family, our hearts go out to you. We were sadden to hear about your daughter. We hope your great memories of her give some comfort at such a hard time. Your friends, Rick and Tanya Gillard (Williams Lake)
Monday, October 14, 2013
My deepest sympathy to you and your family may the god of all comfort give you the strength to get thru this loss.2 Cor 1:3
Saturday, October 12, 2013
My sincere condolences goes to the family. May you find comfort in Revelatin 21:4.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Prayers for all the families
Friday, October 11, 2013
Josie, I don't ever remember a time where you didn't have a smile on your face. You would come into the room and it would just brighten up! We might not have been best friends but we were good friends! I always loved talking to you! You were the nicest, sweetest, and always so caring! I sit in class looking at your seat thinking why? Why did you have to leave? I just can't grasp knowing you really are gone, I don't want to believe it. You truely touched so many peoples lives it's unreal! You will be remembered by lots of people and I can promise that! I know you will never be forgotten ever! You have the biggest heart! I believe that you are watching over all of us in the sky! A parent should never out live their child. I will live life like Josie would. ? I love you Josie. Rest in Paradise.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
We did not know JO Jo but I can say first hand the loss of a child is one of the most heart wrenching thing that can happen to a parent, my thoughts and Gods arms are around your family, i can say it takes some time to heal, and as I con tune to heal the loss of my son I will think of you and your healing. may God guide you through this processes.
Friday, October 11, 2013
So deeply sorry for your loss
Friday, October 11, 2013
Rick my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My heart goes out to all of you during this very difficult time.
Gary Carter
Friday, October 11, 2013
My Family and I deeply saddened by the loss of your daughter. I have 15 yrs old Daughter that goes to the same school, I cannot imagine the pain and sadness your family is going through. May the Lord comfort you and ease your pain in this time of sorrow.
Friday, October 11, 2013
To grandmother, Suzanne - a former neighbor and long-time friend. My heart breaks for you and all your family. Truly, Josie is "gone too soon".
May God's blessings shower upon each of you.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Rest in Peace JO Jo, you will be missed
Friday, October 11, 2013
In our thoughts today. Rest in peace Jo Jo from Taylor
Friday, October 11, 2013
Thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. I don't personally know Josie but from what I can tell, her parents should be so proud.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Freier Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts have been with you all week. Frequently moved to tears by the outpouring of support by the community and her peers. Jo Jo had such an impact on those around her and the fact that she continues to do so is a testament to how great of a family she came from.

Deepest sympathies,
Friday, October 11, 2013
Dear God, please wrap your loving arms around the family & friends of Josie Freier. So sorry for your loss.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Dear Freier Family, we are so sorry for your loss of Josie. She was a beautiful little girl who always had a smile on her face.We enjoyed her laughterand determination during volleyball and baseball games at Bowdish and will always remember her as one that was beautiful inside and out! May God keep you in his loving arms. Our thoughts & Prayers are with you.
Friday, October 11, 2013
The Lord Has recieved a beautiful and inocent new angel.Love and prayers to her family.Rosalie Brown,Luke B.grandmother
Friday, October 11, 2013
Dear God, please wrap your loving arms around the family & friends of Josie Freier. Very Sorry for your loss.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I taught Josie math when she was in 5th grade. She was always so cheerful, bubbly, and respectful. I am so blessed to have known and worked with Josie. May God wrap His loving arms around you and comfort you.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Im so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful girl Josie was and it's obvious God used her short time on earth to bless so many people. We are all grieving with you as parents and fellow Christians. Take heart in knowing you will see her again! Keep your eyes focused on The Lord, He will heal your hearts. I will continue to pray for you all.

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
My sincerest sympathies to the Freier family.
Rick, SEMPER FI.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
So sorry for your loss.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
I can not imagine the sadness you are coping with from the loss of your beautiful and loving daughter...Please know the entire Spokane community wraps their arms around you and your family with love and comfort.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
I am so very sorry for your tragic loss. I did not know your beautiful daughter but my heart aches for all of her family and friends. I wish you all comfort during this sad, sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
You have my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am a cousin of Robert and Suzanne Lonn. So I know them very well. I grew up and went to school with Bob. Alfred W Sommerfeld Billings, MT 59102
Thursday, October 10, 2013
We are saddened by the loss of your daughter. May God bring you peace, comfort and healing in your time of need.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
My daughter Lizzy sat in front of Jo Jo in first period and was in the same classrooms as her for all six years at South Pines. I volunteered time in the classrooms and got to spend time around Jo Jo and her family, and the thing that stands out the most for me was how close they were as a family. I'm sure that's why Jo Jo was so open and inclusive...she never refused to play with anyone, even the hardest kids to get along with. She was warm, silly, caring, and open. I can see why there is such an outpouring of emotion at her passing. I will always remember the way her eyes crinkled when she smiled and those freckles across her nose, and how excited she was to be the big sister when Jessica came to their home. I hope that all these memories of your beautiful angel comfort you and help you realize she will live in the hearts and minds of so many...you have our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy for your devastating loss.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Words cannot express how truly sorry we are for the loss of your daughter. We can only hope that the love of friends will bring you comfort and the love of God will bring you peace.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
May you know that Josie lives on, she is in heaven looking down and watching over her family and loved ones. Know that your whole family is in our prayers and thoughts as you go through this difficult time.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
I don't know you as we just moved here, but I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be buying 3 toys and taking them to our local fire station. God Bless.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
She was a wonderful girl and an even better person, Our Titan community is here for you in full support! And our deepest condolences to her family.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God comfort you in this time of grief. I know He loves you very much. We are so very sorry for your loss of this dear much loved daughter.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
So sorry for your devastating loss. Maybe GOD help you find peace and comfort in HIS loving embrace.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Rick.
God Bless.
Joe & Patty Speranzi
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
I was with Josie, Mckenzie, and Preston two hours before the incident. I won't ever forget the laughs and never fading smiles I saw right before they left. They made everyone's day better, and was there for anyone when they needed them. They made the best come out of people. They were the nicest most sweetest girls I've ever met in my life. I hate to see two of my good friends go. They will always be with us and never forgotten.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
God bless you all.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
I am so sorry Rick for you and your family. My heart and prayers are with you.
Lynn,retired from Spokane water dept.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Dear First Sergeant Freier & Family,

I was informed today of the tragic loss of your daughter. Words seem inadequate at a time like this. I can't imagine any words of satisfactory consolation. Please know that I and my family offer our sincerest and heartfelt condolences and will pray for you and your family.

Semper Fidelis.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
We were blessed to know you, Josie, and you are leaving this world a better place from your loving ways. You will never be forgotten. Our love to you always....
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May they find peace from this tragedy.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
My thoughts are with Jo Jo family. may she rest in peace and it was a pleasure working with her at Toys for tots. My heart breaks for her family.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Didn't know you. Wish I had, you and your friends sound WONDERFUL.. my heart is breaking for your family....GOD BLESS
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Josie, you left behind your wonderful gift of life. This light represents all of the joy, laughter, sorrow, a loving daughter, sister, and friend that we will all miss. Knowing that you are in God's loving embrace you will never be forgotten. May this candle burn forever because you were the light in all of our lives.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
I am so very sorry for your loss. Our daughters attended U-High together. They had played on opposing basketball teams in middle school. Your daughter at Bowdish, mine at North Pines. They seemed to form a bit of a rivalry with each other. Knowing they were going to end up at U-High together, I had told my daughter that I had a feeling they had a lot in common and watch them end up being friends. Sure enough, when they were Freshmen, they had a few classes together and before long, they were pretty good friends at school and my daughter considered Jo Jo a close friend. Our entire family sends our love and prayers for God to ease your pain.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
May the Lord bless you and keep you and give you all Peace
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
I knew Rick many years ago when he and my best friend were in love. I knew then that he was one of the most beautiful souls I would ever meet. The pain he and Josie's mother are feeling is unimaginable. No parent should ever have to survive this. I'm so sorry, Rick. You're in my prayers

An old friend
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
This candle represents your shining light that came from within your tender hearted soul here on Earth. Now it's brightly burning from heaven. I will always remember your smile. Love you JoJo
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
I am so sorry for you loss. My daughter, Gianna played soccer with Jo Jo when they were about 5 years old and Rick coached the team in the Spokane Valley. So sorry your family has to go through this.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Kristin, Rick, Julia and Jessica, I can't even begin to imagine the pain that you are feeling at this time. As a parent we hope and pray that our kids are good members of society, doing good and being good. There is no question that Jo Jo was just that, Good! Ryann had so many good times and great memories with Josie and is left with an empty space in her heart, we all are. To know that Josie's spirit will forever be present gives us some peace. I wish I could answer the "why?" question, what I choose to believe is that God has a special project and he needed the perfect angles, and so he called on Josie and McKenzie. Please know that the community mourns with you, and that your precious Jo Jo will never be forgotten but forever remembered, loved and missed by so many people.

Love,
Mike, Kelli, Taylor & Ryann
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
We never met, but from what I have read, you and your best friend were the most wonderful girls that have blessed this Earth. Rest in peace Josie.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
So very sorry for your loss.

With much love,
Lisa Conley
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
I worked in Josie's kindergarten class. She was such a joy, a little "sunshine" of kindness. I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. The obituary was beautiful... and so true that "we wait for her in sorrow, while she waits for us in joy". God bless you all.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Sending my love, thoughts and prayers to all families involved. I was long time friends with Josie's mom and even though we haven't talked in many years.. I am thinking of you and the heartbreak you must feel. Wish I could hug you right now. My family sends their love and condolences. Love to you always!!
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
We never met, some day in our Lord Gods embrace we shall. I'm so sorry for your loss. It is always heavy In my heart when such a young life is taken. All my prayers for all of the Freier family. Josie you are now In Gods embrace. You will never be forgotten.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Twinkle twinkle little star
Looking down from so afar
Reminding all of the special gifts
Like the memory of a daughter's kiss.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
You guys should be so proud what a beautiful fun loving daughter you raised. Much love to the Freier Family:) I do remember many years ago Skyler and Josie rocking out dancing and singing on the Karaoke machine a little Brittany Spears at that time... I'm so sorry for your loss. Josie is in paradise now and will never be forgotten:)
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
What a touching Obituary... She sounds like she was a very special loving, angel here on earth, and our world will feel such a loss without her. My deepest, deepest sympathies to her family, and to all who loved her.

(a friend of a friend)
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Literally the most heart warming obituary I have ever read. So special. So well written. This child was loved, she lived her short life right and she made a forever mark on this earth. She will not be forgotten. Thank you to her parents and God for sharing this sweet soul with us. With all our love and prayers, The McGilvray- Spooner Family.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
It seems that you raised a very special young "Angel" here on earth. Yours and ours loss is HIS gain. HE must have very special plans for Josie! I am so sorry for your loss and truly hope that you feel the love, prayers and support from all of the community around you. God Bless your family.
Wendy Tesch Spokane Valley
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
I have not met your daughter either but have to say I have met some that did know her. What a special friend, and so much more she is in so many lives. Your family has an angel, she left you an earth to soon, but will be watching over you all and waiting to great you in that joyous place. God Bless your family and give you peace and understanding!! Go light your candle for all to see it!!!
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Jo jo is with you at this time as a beautiful angel! She will always be in are hearts and never forgotten!
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Praying for your family, so sorry for your loss.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
I never had the chance to meet you sweet Josie, but you have made an impact on my daughter. She has considered you a role model since elementary school. Thank you for being such a positive influence on your schoolmates. As a parent, I couldn't have asked for a sweeter girl for my daughter to look up to. Prayers to the family & friends. Play for Kenzie, Live like Josie and Pray for Preston..... XOXO
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Arms around each of you, grieving with you.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
So sorry for the loss of such a bright star. May you find comfort in knowing how much others loved her. God Bless
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
I never met your daughter but have seen over the last few days the magnitude of her impact of life here on earth. What a blessing to call her yours.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
My Grandson Garrett is a sophomore at University. He was also at the birthday party and knew Jo Jo, Mackenzie and Preston. Garrett sat next to Jo Jo in 1st period. He is devastated. He loved Jo Jo and Mackenzie and said they were the sweetest girls ever. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family at this very difficult time.
Pamela Farrage
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
God bless you all. I didn't know Jo Jo but, I feel like I did. The world lost a wonderful soul. She is handing out toys to the little ones in Heaven. You are all in my prayers .
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