Passed away peacefully in Santa Rosa on Sunday, January 27 at the age of 90. Born in Chester, GA, to Ivey and Annabell McLeod, she was a graduate of the Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Atlanta, GA and proudly served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps as a 1st Lieutenant stationed in the South Pacific during World War II before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area and finally residing in Santa Rosa, CA. She was the devoted wife of Wallace Freeman and mother of Sharon Tracey, both of whom preceded her in death. She is survived by and will be missed dearly by her daughter Jean Nielsen (Jim). She will be fondly remembered as our "Mom-Mom" by granddaughters Cindy Asato (Earl), Julie Morrissey, Chrissy Leggero (Tim), and Jessica Niehage (Chris) as well as great-granddaughters Callie, Breanna, Isabella, Giada, Ava, Sophia and Lyla. Funeral services will be held for family and friends at Skylawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in San Mateo, CA on Monday, February 4 at Noon. Memorial donations may be made to a Veterans organization of your choice. The family wishes to thank Kelly, Shelly and Theresa of Home Instead Senior Care of Rohnert Park for their exceptional care and compassion. Skylawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Highway 92 @ Route 35 Skyline Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402. 650-349-4411
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from Feb. 2 to Feb. 4, 2013