Chelsea, Michigan

At age 71, died Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice in Jackson. She was born July 14, 1947 in Monroe, Michigan, the daughter of Harry and Virginia (Taylor) Smith.

Kathy was an Estimator for Edwards Brothers for 37 years.  She was baptized in the First Congregational Church in Dundee.  Kathy loved watching NHRA drag racing. She enjoyed collecting recipes. Kathy did a lot of reading. She was a big fan of Jeopardy and could have competed. Kathy liked to participate in lake adventures, especially water skiing. When younger, she enjoyed snowmobiling in the winter.


On Oct 29, 1966, she married Elliezer Freyre, and he survives. Other survivors include a son, Chad (Kristie) Freyre of Chelsea; two grandchildren, Taylor and Gabriel; a sister, Wendy Gerstler of Chelsea; a brother-in-law, Bill Redfern of Dundee; nieces and nephews,  Nicole (Kevin) Hirzel, Adam (Cara) Gerstler, Scott Redfern, and Steve (Laurie) Redfern; and many great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sisters, Sharon Redfern and Dianne Smith.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, July 13, at 11:00 am from Cole Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Joe Jeffreys officiating.  Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Chelsea.  The family will receive friends Friday from 5-9 pm and Saturday from 10-11 am.  Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.


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