Catherine Freeze

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Catherine B. Freeze

SALISBURY - Mrs. Catherine Brown Freeze, 92, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in her home at Trinity Oaks Retirement Community in Salisbury.

She was attended during her brief illness by Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care and the Trinity Oaks Assisted Living unit.

A longtime resident of Kannapolis, she was born April 2, 1922, in Colbert, Ga., the daughter of the late Grover C. Brown and Lessie Moon Brown. She was married to the late David Luther Freeze Jr. on Nov. 20, 1941.

Catherine, an active member of Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church since 1941, served as a Sunday School teacher and member of the Mary McKnight Circle. She also worked in the Kimball History Room. She was an active member of Kannapolis Garden Club.

She was a graduate of Central Piedmont Community College and attended King's College in Charlotte. Catherine was a cosmetologist graduate of Salisbury School of Beauty Culture. Prior to her retirement in 1984, she managed Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio in Carolina Mall.

Catherine is survived by her daughter, Elaine Vann of California; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother, aunt and friend.

Service: A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at Lady's Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Gene Bruce will officiate. Interment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday prior to the service at Lady's Funeral Home.

Memorials: May be made to Trinity Oaks Retirement Community, 728 Klumac Road, Salisbury, NC 28144; Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care, 720 Grove St., Salisbury, NC 28144; or Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church, 101 Vance Ave., Kannapolis, NC 28081.

Remembrances for the family may be made at

Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting Catherine's family.
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268 North Cannon Boulevard Kannapolis, NC 28083
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Published in Salisbury Post on Aug. 14, 2014