Catherine R. Frebert

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Catherine Rebecca Crist Frebert, 87, of Hickory, N.C., formerly of Woodbine, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at home after a battle with cancer.

Born March 20, 1926, in Timberville, Va., she was the daughter of the late Lucy Thompson Crist Beam and the late Lee D. Crist. She was the wife of the late John Frebert.

Besides being a homemaker, she was a Tupperware dealer for 14 years. She enjoyed music and began singing as a child. She performed in community choral groups and in church choirs into her 80s.

She was known to be fun-loving and humorous. She enjoyed playing Wii bowling, motorcycle riding and dancing. She enjoyed spending time with her friends at Pinecrest, a retirement community where she lived, and was actively involved in all activities there. She looked forward to family reunions and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are children Becky Lain, of Cookeville, Tenn., Kathy Mayne, of Mount Airy, Irene Wallace, of New Windsor, Jeannette Rippeon, of Vale, N.C., Sharon Fisher, of Knoxville, Tenn., Diane Blizzard, of Hickory, and David Frebert, of Port Deposit; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Wayne Frebert.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until the time of memorial service, 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, with the Rev. Samuel A. Garrett officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.

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Burrier-Queen Funeral Directors, P.A.
1212 W. Old Liberty Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
Published in Carroll County Times on May 30, 2013
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