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GINGER LAREA "GINNY" FREDERICK

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GINGER LAREA "GINNY" FREDERICK died Friday, August 6, in Houston, Texas, of complications resulting from breast cancer. She was 70 years old.Much beloved by her family and friends for her caring spirit, Ginny was an admired middle school English and reading teacher who was also active in volunteer causes, including many years rehabilitating neglected house pets through the Kingwood, Texas, chapter of Volunteers for Animal Protection.Born August 31, 1939, in Olathe, Kansas to Oscar Alvin Schulte and Betty Gibson Foelgner, Ginny was raised during the war years by her maternal grandparents James and Marie Jennings on their farm in northern Missouri. There she developed a love for horses and other animals that she nurtured throughout her life. When the war ended, Ginny's father returned from the Pacific and shared in the child rearing duties, along with stepmother Katherine Schulte, while living in Wichita, Kansas.Ginny met Richard Dean "Dick" Frederick in 1954, and they never parted. Married October 21, 1955 in Newkirk, Oklahoma, Dick and Ginny's life together included raising two children, completing their college educations as commuters to Oklahoma State University, successful careers in teaching and the oil business, and many enjoyable years spent travelling together as motor-coach owners. During their years together, they resided in Wichita, Kansas (1954-1966), Ponca City, Oklahoma (1966-1976), and Kingwood (Houston), Texas (1976-date).Ginny is survived by her husband of 54 years, Richard Dean Frederick of Kingwood, a son, James R. Frederick of Atlanta, Georgia, a daughter, Lindy LaRea Frederick, son-in-law Robert Hall both of Atascocita, and step granddaughter, Amanda Hall of Kingwood.A memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 11, at 10:30 AM at St. Martha's Catholic Church, 3702 Woodland Hills Drive in Kingwood, Texas.The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either Volunteers for Animal Protection, P.O. Box 5266, Kingwood, Texas 77325, the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (www.pdf.org), the National Breast Cancer Foundation (www.nationalbreastcancer.org); or Best Friends Animal Society (www.bestfriends.org).

Published in Houston Chronicle on Aug. 11, 2010
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