Vera Freeman went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 19, 2016. She was born May 11, 1936 in Hughson, CA to Leonard and Arminda Brasher. She was one of seven children, and was a county girl who grew up loving the outdoors on a peach farm. Vera met Jack Freeman, the love of her life and they were married on July 10, 1954.
She earned her Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Education from Angelo State University and taught for 24 years at Austin Elementary School in San Angelo before retiring in 1991. She loved her students and one of her greatest joys was teaching them to read and write. Vera was a member of the Southgate Church of Christ, where she taught many bible classes for children and shared God’s love with them.
Vera is survived by her husband of 62 years Jack and her children: Mark Freeman and his wife Minnie of San Angelo; Debra Freeman Chunn and her husband Kurt of Hewitt; and Ronnie Freeman and his wife Tina of Waco. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Jaclyn Freeman of San Angelo; Cody Freeman of Cypress; Tanner Freeman of San Antonio; and Braden Freeman of Waco. She also had one great-grandchild, Kaitlyn Freeman of San Angelo, who was the light of her life in later years. Additionally, she is survived by two sisters, Lois Reed of California, and Rosalie Carr of West Virginia, along with many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
During her retirement years she enjoyed traveling around the country and loving and spending time with her grandchildren.
Vera is now enjoying the goal of her faith- “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
A private burial will be held Wednesday, December 21 at Fairmount Cemetery.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Kindred Hospice and the staff of The Springs Alzheimer’s Special Care Center.
In lieu of flowers please send any memorial donations to the San Angelo Christian Academy, The Alzheimer’s Association, or Kindred Hospice.
God Saw You
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be.
So, He put His arms around you and whispered, “Come to Me.”
With tearful eyes, we watched you and saw you pass away.
And though we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay,
A golden heart stopped beating, hard-working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.