God did what he thought was best and stood by her and whispered "come and rest."
Christine Freutel passed peacefully from kidney failure on Dec. 3, 2013, with her daughter by her side, two weeks before her 93rd birthday.
A heavenly celebration most surely was planned with loved ones already waiting.
Mrs. Freutel was an Alamogordo resident from 1957-2009. During the 1960s, she worked for Selective Service as the local draft board clerk until the department was eliminated in the 1970s. She continued civil service employment until retirement.
As an accomplished artist competing in local fairs (and often winning first-place), her friends will remember her fondness for Thomas Kinkade's paintings, as she replicated many of his works to become the Kinkade Knock-off Queen. They will also remember her fondness for The Inn of the Mountain Gods.
Christine was preceded in death by husband, Ralph, son Michael, and sister Gwynette Ingram.
She is survived by her daughter Anne Freutel-Rosenfeld, son-in-law Jan Rosenfeld, of Mission Viejo, Calif., and niece Jane Tilton of Luling, La.
When she was no longer able to live alone, she moved to an assisted living facility to be near her daughter, but greatly missed all her Alamogordo friends and the home she had lived in for 52 years.
Christine will always be known as a kind and caring friend and one of the sweetest ladies you could ever meet.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 31, 2013 to Jan. 30, 2014