Womer Cemetery ~ Dena V. Freer ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Freer, Dena V.
LAST: Freer FIRST: Dena MID: V.
GENDER: F MAIDEN NAME: Hoppe TITLE: 
BORN: 14 May 1892 DIED: 29 Oct 1973 BURIED: 1 Nov 1973 (Womer Cemetery)
OCCUPATION:  Teacher
BIRTH PLACE:  Greenbrier, Bollinger Co, Missouri
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co., Oregon
NOTES: 

1900 OR CENSUS – Vena Hoppe (b May 1892, Missouri) enumerated with parents Albert (b Oct 1855, Germany, immigrated 1883, first papers, married 9y, occupation farmer) and Minne (b June 1874, Missouri, mother of 2 children) and sister Alma (b May 1897, Missouri)

1910 OR CENSUS – Dena Hoppe (17y, b Missouri) enumerated with parents Albert (54y, b Germany, immigrated 1883, naturalized, married 19y) and Minnie (35y, b Missouri, mother of 2 children) and sister Alma (12y, b Missouri)

MARRIAGE – Edwin B. Freer & Dena Hoppe md 3 July 1912, Polk co, Oregon

1920 OR CENSUS – Dena Freer (27y, b Missouri) enumerated with husband Bev (33y, b Oregon, laborer) 2 daughters, Vesta (4y6m, b Oregon) and Verda (1y6m, b Oregon), brother [of Bev] Bernard (25y, b Oregon) and sister-in-law [of Bev] Alma Hopper (22y, b Missouri)

1940 OR CENSUS – Dena Freer (47y, b Missouri) enumerated with husband Edwin B. (53y, b Oregon, occupation farmer); family was living in same place in 1935

OBITUARY: 

DENA H. FREER -- Dallas -- Dena H. Freer, 81, 301 Miller Ave., died Monday in a Dallas hospital.
A native of Missouri, she had lived in the Pedee and Falls City areas where she taught.  She continued teaching in the Yahats area before retiring.  In 1956 she came to Dallas.  She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Dallas Senior Citizens and Four Square Gospel Church.
Surviving are daughters Mrs. Besta Olson, St. Helens, Mrs. Verda Murphy, Taylor, Arizona, and Mrs. Dorothea Barnard, Dallas; sister Alama Freer, Falls City; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Bollman mortuary, Rev. Dan Phay officiating.  Interment will be in Womer Cemetery, Pedee.
Itemizer - Observer 29 Oct 1973

Dena Hoppe Freer, 81, of Dallas, a former resident of Pedee and Falls City, died October 29 in Polk Community Hospital in Dallas. Born on May 14, 1892 in Green Briar, Mo, she was a school teacher and a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Senior Citizens and Four Square Gospel Church. She resided in Fir Grove, Pedee and Falls City until 1949 when the family moved to Arago and Yachats, returning to Dallas in 1956. Survivors include daughters Mrs Vesta Olson of St Helens, Mrs Verda Murphy of Taylor, Ariz, and Mrs Dorthea Barnard of Dallas; a sister Mrs Alma Freer of Falls City, eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on November 1 in Bollman Funeral Home in Dallas, Rev Dan Phay officiating. Interment was private and held in the Womer Cemetery.

Independence Enterprise Herald, Thursday, November 8, 1973, 8:3-4

INSCRIPTION: 

Freer

1892  Denna H.  1973

[shares marker with Edwin B. Freer]

SOURCES: 

ODI

1900 OR CENSUS (Clackamas co, Canby, ED 82, sheet 5A)

1910 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Bridgeport, ED 237, sheet 7A)

Oregon Marriage Index

1920 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Falls City, ED 373, sheet 4B)

1940 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Pedee, ED 27-37, sheet 1A)

Independence Enterprise Herald, 8 Nov 1973, 8:3-4

IO 29 Oct 1973

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