Frieda M. Doffing Frieda M. Doffing, 85, a resident of Visalia, passed away at Delta Nursing on Thursday, December 20, 2012. Frieda was born in Wichita, Kansas, on May 7, 1927, to Harry Lee and Susie Viola Parker. In Wichita, she met and married Eugene Joseph Doffing on April 24, 1947. In 1962, due to a job offer with Lockheed in Sunnyvale, the family moved to San Jose, California. Her life's work was that of a homemaker, devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. For many years, Frieda was an avid bowler and active with the Women's Auxiliary of the VFW in West Point, California, where she held the positions of Treasurer and President of the local chapter. Frieda was a gifted artist. Her children and grandchildren were the happy recipients of her many creations. She was an accomplished seamstress, quilter, and enjoyed the art of needlepoint and ceramics. Frieda was preceded in death by her husband Eugene on May 18, 1987. She is survived by her son Spencer and daughter-in-law Gloria Doffing of Oakdale; daughter Kathleen and son-in-law David Rauber of Visalia; daughter Theresa Doffing of Visalia; son Nicholas and daughter-in-law Karen Doffing of Cincinnati, Ohio; eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Delta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their kindness and loving care of Frieda. There will be a Memorial Mass for Frieda at St. Mary's Church of Visalia in early January. Arrangements will be made pending family considerations. Her remains will be buried with her husband's at the West Point Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to a charitable organization of personal choice.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register from Dec. 24 to Dec. 26, 2012