The Freese Family:
It most-all has been aptly said by those who have been touched by Jean's presence. In all that she had to bear in her final days, she was delighted to make it through one last Christmas party with her dear friends who'd been regaled by her generosity through decades of time.
Although I joined the number only a decade or so ago, I grew older and happier with them, as others disappeared into the past and new folks appeared. It was always like stepping into a different time element as one passed through the door, into harmonious friendships; with farm-style table layouts that made ons's eyes as big as one's stomach. Her tradition. Times not forgotten.
Jean will be missed by all who knew her, her writings, her friendship and her great hospitality. And a hardworking family who kept it all together to the end.
We miss you, Jean.