Freda P. Weaver, a 48-year resident of Colville, passed away on July 1, 2012 in Colville at the age of 92. Freda was born on Nov. 11, 1919 in Leadpoint near Northport. Freda was the ssevÂ¬enth of ten children born to Andrew and Emma Pfeiffer.
She grew up at Cedar Creek and attended school in NorthÂ¬port. Freda graduated as Valedictorian of Northport High School in 1936. She graduated as a secretary and studied acÂ¬counting from Kinman Business University. Freda then began work for the Washington State Department of Welfare.
While in Spokane and prior to World War II, Freda met and married a young military man, Max Weaver. They were wed on Sept. 1, 1938 and began a marriage that would last 46 years. Max had retired after 30 years in the military (World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War). Much of that time, Freda was employed as a secretary with the Department of DeÂ¬fense.
With the Department of Defense, Freda and Max traveled exÂ¬tensively, including three years in China, followed by three years in Washington D.C. and then three years in Portland, Oregon. Freda then earned her real estate brokersâ€™ license and operated Weaver Real Estate for 15 years in the Portland area. Returning to Spokane and then to Colville, she raised two chilÂ¬dren and offered her motherly care toward her beloved grandÂ¬children.
Freda was a 30-year member of the Colville Public Library Improvement Club, Athenaeum, 52-year member of the EpiscoÂ¬pal Church and was later a member of the Catholic Church many years.
She loved her family and took great pride in spoiling her grandchildren. Freda was a wonderful entertainer and served many social functions for her husbandâ€™s work affiliations and â€śjust for funâ€ť. She cooked from scratch and her homemade pies and baked goods were true delicacies. Freda shared countless recipes, sewed, knitted, and enjoyed raising both vegetable and flower gardens. Her paintings were beautifully expressed on many canvases and multiple types of media. Her grace, refined character and proper etiquette simple summated to one reflecÂ¬tion--Freda was a â€śtrue ladyâ€ť.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Max Weaver; her siblings, Ernest, Irv, Ed, Bill, and Hilda, and by a grandson, Terry Patterson.
Freda is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Beardsley and husband, Larry, Des Moines; son, Wayne Weaver and wife, DiÂ¬ane, Colville; grandchildren, Tina and Dave Leon , Wayne â€śBuckâ€ť Weaver and wife, Stephanie, Sandy and Randy Myers, Kathy Pintozzi and husband, Tony; great grandchildren, Stevie, Randy, Crystal, Amanda, Kimberly, Christopher, Tiffany, Gavin, Jessica and Daniel, one great-grandchild, Aaliyah; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The Mass of Christian Burial was held July 6 at the ImmacuÂ¬late Conception Catholic Church. Graveside service and vault interment followed at the Mountain View Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Colville Public Library.
Please visit the on-line memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneral.com.
Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.