Margaret May Fredenburg(1939 - 2013)

Margaret May Fredenburg April 1, 1939 - October 16, 2013 The most Beloved Wife, Mother, Aunt, and Grandmother departed peacefully on October 16, 2013 to be with the Lord and reunited with her beloved husband, Jerry Fredenburg. Margaret May Fredenburg was born in Bakersfield, California on April 1, 1939. She was a Kern County native graduating from East Bakersfield High School in 1957 and a Bakersfield College Graduate. She loved being active in this community. Listed are just a few of the many memberships and associations she was devoted to that gave her tremendous enjoyment. Kern Co Museum Alliance, Native Daughters of the Golden West, Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce (Ambassador's Club), ABWA, MS Society, NOR Chamber of Commerce, Petroleum Producers Pioneer (PPP) and Network Board of Directors. Her abundant career included being an artist, photographer, home decorator & accessory sales consultant affiliated with Brocks, Zodys, Sears, and Home Interiors. Marge had a special talent and ability to turn everything she touched into something beautiful. Her most prominent status was becoming one of the most dedicated and respected realtors in Bakersfield for 32 years. Her professional profile credentials included GRI, CRS, being a member of the National Assoc. of Realtors, California Assoc. of Realtors, Bakersfield Assoc. of Realtors, Residential Sales Council, and Realtors National Marketing Institute. Her most committed contribution was being a chairman of the Watson Realty event "Nite at the Fox", known to everyone involved as "Save the Fox". Her involvement and membership with the Kern Co Museum Alliance lasted her entire lifetime. She was the first Kern County's Heritage Days Queen and was on the Kern County Centennial Committee. She was always immersed with organizing the Wine Fest presented by Kern County Museum Foundation. Marge was one of the original Cosmopolitan Conservatory of Music's All-Girl's Athletic Team & Marching Society (aka the "Bloomer Girls") and continued to be active with all her fellow comrades including parades and potlucks that she truly cherished. Marge was recognized for all her hard work and sincere dedication to the Bakersfield and Kern County community with so many special awards that are too numerous to list. Marge is survived by her 7 children, 11 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, 8 nieces and nephews, her loving sister, brother and father. She taught all of us the meaning of grace, compassion and selflessness. She was a true lady in every meaning of the word. The entire family would to take this moment to share our deepest gratitude to her friends and co-workers for the gracious generosity, support, and comforting measures in her life. She loved and cherished all of you. She so loved Bakersfield! Mom, we love you, we miss you. A special thanks goes out to the staff at Glenwood Gardens to those who gave her exceptional care. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be given honoring the life of Marge Fredenburg to the MS Society, and The HOPE Center. Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary, 9101 Kern Canyon Road, will hold both the Visitation on Thursday, October 24th from 4:00 to 8:00pm and the Memorial Service in the Chapel on Friday, October 25th at 11:00am. The Reception will follow after the service at Oildale Church of Christ.

Funeral Home

Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary
9101 Kern Canyon Road Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 366-5766

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 22, 2013