Coker Cemetery Association, San Antonio, Texas

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1913 - 2006


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Edith Freeman died August 13, 2006, from complications of Alzheimer's disease at the private care home of Guy McGowen in Austin. She was born in San Antonio, the daughter of Eleanor and Albert Bailey, on October 27, 1913. She was a descendant of the extended family of John Coker, pioneer and hero of the Texas Revolution. She grew up in the Coker Community where she attended Coker School and Coker Methodist Church. She married Roy W. Freeman in 1935 and lived the life of an Air Force wife for 25 years, through World War II and the Korean War. She devoted her later life to her home in the Pecan Valley neighborhood and her friends at Highland Terrace Methodist Church. She outlived her husband, her brother Charles Bailey, her twin sister Elsie Bailey, and her sisters, Margaret Fenstermaker and Lettie Arms. She leaves behind her daughter Rae Freeman and grandchildren Evan Briggs and Dea Briggs, cousins, nieces and nephews. She will be remembered as one who loved her country, her family and her church. She lived and died with modesty and dignity. SERVICES Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 21, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Interment will follow at Coker Cemetery. The family is grateful to Guy and Huerong McGowen for their skill and care during her final years. For personal acknowledgement you may sign the guest book at in the obituary section.

Mission Park Funeral Chapels South
1700 S.E. Military Drive
San Antonio, TX 78214
(210) 924-4242

Published in the San Antonio Express-News on 08/19/2006

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