August 11, 1941 – January 2, 2019
Carolyn Veryl Frederick Ogden, IA
Carolyn Veryl Frederick, age 77, of Ogden, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the Accura Healthcare Center in Ogden, Iowa. Memorial Service will be at the Ogden Accura Healthcare Center in Ogden February 12 at 1:00 pm. Ashes burial will take place in the Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska at a later date. Carolyn was born on August 11, 1941 at Bryan Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska, the daughter of Gerald E. and Betty E. Frederick, both deceased. She graduated from Northeast High School in Lincoln in 1960, following her graduation she continued her education at the University of Nebraska, obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in 1964 and Post Graduate Work in Medical Records. She served as a Head of Medical Records in several hospitals of Chicago, IL. She loved to travel which included Europe and the Holy Land. She was actively involved in hosteling and bicycling until her health limited her. A downturn in her health caused her to move to Ames, IA about 45 years ago where she could be close to family. She worked for Blue Cross and worked hard for the insured to get the help they needed. She was active in various churches and was active in volunteering. She was a fierce advocate for the mentally ill. Her caring for others and excellent memory of names and events, amazed her fellow residents, caretakers, and family. As a rarity in our current times, she maintained long term friendships even when separated by many miles. She was a frequent customer of Hobby Lobby. Hand Beaded art work was her last contributions to the people around her. As she was 5 yeas older than her brother James R. she served as supplemental mother and was his cheer leader and helped him excel in a wide variety of way including 4-H activities such as baking and food judging. She fought for the medical rights of her mother. The depth of caring which caused others to reciprocate is illustrated by her decades of friendship with Sally Logsdon who became like family. She always put others first and came to the defense of the weak. Survivors include her brother; James R. Frederick and his wife Mary, Mike and Katharine (Frederick) Bodan, Cousins Alan Braun, Janice (Braun), June (Frederick) Ost, David Frederick and distant relative Amanda (Frederick) Kramer and family. Online condolences and thoughtful memories can be shared on Carolyn’s WEB page at www.stevensmemorialchapel.com
- Gerald E Frederick, Father
- Betty E Frederick, Mother
- James R Frederick, Brother
- Mary Frederick, Sister-in-law
- Mike and Katharine (Frederick) Bodan, Cousins Alan Braun, Janice (Braun), June (Frederick) Ost, David Frederick and distant relative Amanda (Frederick) Kramer and family.
- Memorial Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019
January 30, 2019
I am thankful for Carolyn and the way that she made a point to keep in touch with people. I loved receiving her letters in the mail and was always so encouraged by the fact that she took the time to write and share information with me even if it was an incredibly brief note. Carolyn taught me that love does what love does regardless of the response. I will certainly miss those notes in the mailbox and even more I will miss the sender.
January 14, 2019
Carolyn was my Sister in Law and from the beginning made me welcome to her world. She was a very intelligent and caring person. She loved to make connections between people. She loved to make beaded art after her retirement. We will miss her.
January 14, 2019
Carolyn was always concerned about family. Family included those who she met and shared her concerns. She was my supplemental mother.
Every time we visited she would introduce us to her care givers and explain how special they were. They would tell me about the times she mentioned us.
If there was anything that she thought she could do for anyone, she was right there ready to help.
She was amazing her entire life being able to remember and recite details of past events.
She was an excellent example of living the Golden Rule, which is quite an accomplishment as she tended to be an introvert.