Mary Freeman

Obituary Notice

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,

Memorials in lieu of flowers should be made to the Benavides High School, computer department, 106 West School Street, Benavides, Texas 78341, or a favorite charity.

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  • 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 time.
    Mrs. Madelyn Terry Payne
    Little Rock, Arkansas