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Interment at: Prospect Hill Cemetery


Saturday October 13th, 2012
9:00am

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Saturday October 13th, 2012
1:00pm

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Brenda Jean Fredrickson

ALTAMONT- Brenda Jean Fredrickson, 66, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at home on October 10, 2012. She was born on July 30, 1946 in South Weymouth, Massachusetts to the late Clyde and Vivian Darling. She was predeceased by her loving daughter, Stacy. Brenda loved being part of the Altamont community for the past 35 years. She was a member of the Altamont Reformed Church Choir and participated in many Altamont events. She is survived by her two brothers, Craig (Mary) Darling, of Rhode Island and Mike (Barbara) Darling of Massachusetts. She is also survived by her two sons, Scott (Tianna) Miller of Virgina, Troy (Linda) Miller of Altamont and their father Kimball (Mary) Miller of Pulaski. She is the loving grandmother of Kyleigh, Jordan, Cameron, Courtney, Madison, Christian, Sadie and Cameron Fowler. A special thanks to community hospice for their support. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service celebrating Brenda’s life at Altamont Reformed Church on Saturday October 13th at 1PM. A private internment will take place prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers please make donations in memory of Brenda to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF.org).


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I didn't know Brenda very well, only seeing her a few times when she came to Virginia to see Scott, Tiana and the grandkids. I remember a very pretty lady with a ready smile and a sweet disposition. I'm sorry I wasn't able to get to know her better. My love and prayers to all her family and friends. Connie (Scott's mother-in-law)

Connie Torrence Oct 15 2012 12:00 AM

I knew Brenda for many years and first met her when she worked for Dr. Joe Gabriels. They were quite a team for such a long time. She came to our office part time and then when Joe retired she came to our office full time. Along with her came a lot of patients. They adored Brenda. She not only knew them as a patient but as a person. She knew everything about them: their families, extended families, kids, grandkids, who got married, divorced, moved away etc. If patients came in and Brenda was not sitting at her desk the first thing they said was "Where's Brenda?". Most of them did not know she was sick. Through all her bouts of chemo she continued to work and if she couldn't make it in to the office she brought work home and did it from there. A friend commented that she had such poise and dignity that most people were unaware of her illness. We were both redheads. Brenda was always the first in our office to tell me "It's time to color your hair." We often joked as I would get this ring of gray and she would remark "your halo is showing, time do your hair!" Well Brenda now you have your halo and it will be forever getting brighter every day. We will all miss you beyond words. Our office will not be the same without you.

Debi Hirt Oct 15 2012 12:00 AM

Brenda and I were high school classmates. We connected about a year ago on FB, and I was delighted to once again see her cheerful face. Brenda was always a hoot. She was beautiful, funny and I always enjoyed being around her. We all did. As a young person, I remember her as always having a positive outlook, and don't ever remember her getting involved in the typical girl's gossip of the day. I have been long gone from the East Coast, now on the West, and regret that I didn't have the opportunity to maintain that friendship and know her as an adult. I'm sure that the Brenda I knew as a kid, remained alive and well in the Brenda the adult. I offer my sincere condolences to her family and friends. I can only imagine how much she will be missed.

alison calkins Oct 14 2012 12:00 AM

Brenda and I were high school classmates. We connected about a year ago on FB, and I was delighted to once again see her cheerful face. Brenda was always a hoot. She was beautiful, funny and I always enjoyed being around her. We all did. As a young person, I remember her as always having a positive outlook, and don't ever remember her getting involved in the typical girl's gossip of the day. I have been long gone from the East Coast, now on the West, and regret that I didn't have the opportunity to maintain that friendship and know her as an adult. I'm sure that the Brenda I knew as a kid, remained alive and well in the Brenda the adult. I offer my sincere condolences to her family and friends. I can only imagine how much she will be missed.

alison calkins Oct 14 2012 12:00 AM

Troy & Scott, We're so sorry. Such a great Mom & Grandma that endured so much for so long. Find strength in the memories of her laughter with your kids. Our prayers to your families in this difficult time.

Joel & Lori Quay Oct 12 2012 12:00 AM

Brenda was one of the most caring people I know. I always told her that she was a very strong woman, and she was right to the end. Always was cheerful, love the laugh. God bless.

Paul and Ginny Tymchyn Oct 12 2012 12:00 AM

To all of Brenda's family, know that her suffering is over and she has gone to a better place. I am truly sorry for your loss. RIP.

John Querques Oct 12 2012 12:00 AM

May you rest in peace. God Bless

Tammy Vigliante Oct 12 2012 12:00 AM

Troy & Scott, We're so sorry. Such a great Mom & Grandma that endured so much for so long. Find strength in the memories of her laughter with your kids. Our prayers to your families in this difficult time.

Joel & Lori Quay Oct 12 2012 12:00 AM

Scott, Troy and Family - Unfortunately, as you know, we will be unable to attend the Memorial Service for your Mom. She was the dearest friend I have ever had and though miles separated us these past 15 years, I will miss her greatly. Skyping has been such a wonderful thing! We had known her for over 40 years and through thick and thin. She was such a caring person and always ready to lend an ear. Though her problems were large and numerous through the years, she still was ready to listen to others complain, no matter how small their problems. We enjoyed many great times with you "kids" and just doing "our" things. Playing cards, making "dolls" and other "crafts" to sell at Christmas fairs, and just gabbing and being friends. There are too many memories to list them all - big and small. Mostly, I will remember Brenda, as that caring person, but also as one who shouldered much more of a burden than any one person should have to. Despite that, she always had a smile and special way to make others feel good. Your loss is our loss, also. Love, Paul and Nancy

Paul & Nancy Krauss Oct 11 2012 12:00 AM

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