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Freeman Hershey

July 5, 1928 ~ February 11, 2020 (age 91)

Obituary

Freeman D. Hershey was born to Fred and Myra (Markham) Hershey in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Freeman married Alberta Alexander, mother of three in 1951 and into this union one child was born.

Early in his life Freeman was employed by the Burlington Northern Railroad; then came to the northwest where he met Alberta and began his career in the construction industry.  He was proud of the work he had done on several of the dams on the Columbia River and many buildings in the Puget Sound region. Freeman made lifelong friends as Union brothers where he retired in Seattle as a foreman.  Here in Seattle he became a Deacon at Paradise Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death is his wife Alberta (2007); sisters Maymie Williams, Freddie McNamee, Ethel Davis, brother, Clarence D. Hershey, Sr. and sister-in-law Rachel (James).

He leaves brother James Hershey of Seattle, Sister Edna Mae Lee of Wichita , KS, son Terry George (Jacqueline) of Kent, WA, and daughter Beverly Williams (Lawrence) of Seattle.  Three grandchildren in the Northwest, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and special friends.

We thank God for granting him ninety-one years of life, a blessing to us all.

 

 

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