Mildred "Mickie" Freed
"Mickie" as she was always known to family and friends was born in Morris, Illinois on April 5, 1923 to Edna and Harold Magee. She passed away on December 6,
2015 at Covenant Shores Retirement Community, Mercer Island, WA. She was preceded in death by Aaron Freed, her husband of 52 years, her brother Harold Magee Jr. and her sister Judy Martin.
Mickie is survived by her daughters, Christine Ishii (Thomas) of Boise, ID and Joan Bergstrand (Richard) of Mercer Island, grandsons Ian Donovan (Jodie) and David Ishii (Rebecca) and great-grandchildren Madison, Makayla, Ava, and Jack.
A 1945 graduate of Western Illinois University, she became an elementary teacher. She and Aaron moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1948 and they settled on Mercer Island in 1960. In 1988 they left the Island for retirement living at Crista Senior Community in Shoreline but she returned in 2015, residing at Covenant Shores to be close to her daughter. Her life-long interest in gardening led her to become a member of the Arboretum. She was also a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church and the Woman's University Club of Seattle. She loved telling jokes and making people laugh.
We love her and
she will be greatly missed.
Remembrances may be made to Calvin Presbyterian Church in Shoreline, WA or your favorite charity
. At her request, there will be no formal services.
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Published by The Seattle Times from Dec. 17 to Dec. 18, 2015.