FREESE, Mary Jean On the final day of 2019 Mary Jean Freese passed away peacefully in the company of her family at the age of 87. Born on March 27, 1932 she was a life-long Spokane resident. She graduated from Rogers High School in 1950 and attended Lewis and Clark College in Portland Oregon. On December 6, 1952 she married Robert Freese, a union that lasted over 56 years. Mary Jean greatest love was raising not only her six children but also caring for multiple grandchildren. With Robert, she traveled thousands of miles on the back of a motorcycle across the US and Canada. Mary Jean had an avid fascination with genealogy and was an active member of the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society. Her career included serving as a senior records clerk in the Spokane County auditor’s office which allowed her to send many prospective couples on their way to matrimony. Mary Jean was preceded in death by her husband and daughter Margaret Kathleen (Peggy) Wing. She is survived by her sons, Terry, Russ and Tom Freese; daughters, Robin Grant and Lisa Fiedler; along with eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Viewing is available from 9 am to 4 pm on Monday, January 6 and from 9 am to 8pm on Tuesday, January 7 at Riplinger Funeral Home 4305 N Division. Viewing will also be available Wednesday January 8 from 9 am to 10:30 followed by a celebration of her life memorial at 11 am, Wednesday January 8, at Riplinger’s. A reception will follow at 2pm the Quality Inn Oakridge 7919 N Division. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Dementia Society of America.