Margie Freeman

Margie Freeman, age 51, of Ferndale, WA passed away on June 26, 2016.

Margie was born to Judson D. (“Mike”) and Joan (Hilton) Cates in Marysville, WA on November 14, 1964. She graduated from Marysville-Pilchuck High School in 1983 and earned her B.A. in English and Certificate in Education from Whitman College and her M.A. from WWU.

Margie married Ray Freeman on May 14, 1990 in Bellingham.

She loved teaching English at Bellingham High School and her students and subject matter were her passion. As a lifetime learner, Margie was inquisitive, extremely well-read, and had many interests.

Margie was a devoted wife and mom and her sons Tate and Ian were the light of her life. She openly cherished all of her friendships, of which she had many.

Margie was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Ray, sons Tate and Ian, sisters Mary Ellen (Andy) Barkley of Manhattan, KS and Sarah Cates (Pedro Nunez) of Kirkland, WA, and many loving relatives and friends. Services were held in Bellingham, WA.

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