Mary L. Vaello Freeman, of Little Rock, passed away, October 10, 2004. She
was born January 29, 1923, in Benavides, Duval County, Texas, to the late
Francisco Vaello Zaragosa and Bertha Tinney Vaello. She was preceded in death by
a daughter, Candy, three sisters, Isabel Bozada, Bertha Margaret Vaello and
Frances Lee Vaello, and three brothers, William, Frank, and James Vaello. She is
survived by a brother, John Vaello his wife Sylvia, her sister-in-law, Gloria
Vaello, her brother-in-law, Manuel Bozada, daughter, Judithann Freeman, her
son-in-law Brian Loucks, son, Jay Freeman, her daughter-in-law Bheti,
grandchildren, Sue Ellen Fincher, Jay Freeman Fincher, John Fletcher Fincher,
Alexis Freeman Fowler, Jay Frank Freeman, Jr., Patton Smith and Chase Smith,
three great-grandchildren, Nicholas Fincher, Gus and Jack Fowler, and eighteen
nieces and nephews. She was a 1941 graduate of Our Lady of the Lake in San
Antonio, Texas, where she met her husband, Jay Freeman and moved to Little Rock
in 1946. In 1952, she took up golf and in 1962 won the title of Arkansas State
Golf Champion, at the age of 39. She won eleven Country Club of Little Rock
championships. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. The family
desires to acknowledge with deep appreciation the kind care and thoughtfulness
of the care providers at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.
There will be a Rosary service Wednesday evening at 7pm at the Ruebel Funeral
Home chapel followed Thursday at 11am with a Mass of Christian Burial at Christ
The King Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.
Memorials in lieu of flowers should be made to the Benavides High School,
computer department, 106 West School Street, Benavides, Texas 78341, or a
- I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know, all too well, the pain and
sorry that accompanies these events. Our hearts are heavy for you and yours
and our prayers are with you.
Rusty, Kelly and Caroline Graham
Florence, Alabama and St Louis, Missouri
- Mary was a former neighbor many years ago and I have many wonderful
memories of our friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad
Mrs. Madelyn Terry Payne
Little Rock, Arkansas