OBITUARY

Treva Doris Fradenburg

July 25, 1917September 30, 2013
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Treva Fradenburg

1917 - 2013

Treva D. (Burton) Fradenburg was born 25 July 1917 in Ft. Wayne, IN. She passed away peacefully on 30 September 2013 at the age of 96, in the home of her daughter, Jean McPhee. Treva lived by her favorite motto: "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine."

Her life's goal as a good mother was to leave a heritage of love to her entire family, including her seven children and their spouses: Jean McPhee (Pensacola, FL), Pat and Ken Hultman (Ocean Springs, MS), Laarni and Ron Fradenburg (Gulf Breeze, FL), Marti and Morris A. Esmiol III (Farmington, NM), Connie and Jack Ladd, Sr. (Midland, TX), Sharon and Filmore McPherson (Stafford, VA), and Glen A. Fradenburg (Midland, TX). Treva was preceded in death by her husband and love, Dr. Leo Glenn Fradenburg, former military officer and pilot for the USAF, and by two granddaughters. She is the matriarch for a growing family of 27 grandchildren and 29 plus great-grandchildren.

Of the nine children of Carrie Florence (DeTurk) Burton and Levi Burton, Treva is survived by her one remaining sister and sister's husband, Donna and Bob Jesse, of Ft. Wayne Indiana.

Treva was the youngest graduate of Central High School in Ft. Wayne Indiana at age 15. At 17, Treva graduated from Ball State Teachers' College, taught for seven years, and received her life-time teaching certificate from the state of Indiana. Treva and Glenn married in Starkville, MS, on 4 April 1942. She supported him in his military career where they were proud to serve. After retirement, they began a second career at Auburn University where Col. Fradenburg served as a professor in the engineering department. Their final retirement was to to Gulf Breeze, Florida.

We wish to express gratitude and love to family and friends, near and far, for the tender care and concern each has shown to Treva, and for the kind expressions of sympathy to the family at her passing.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, October 12, 2013
REMEMBERING

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Dona LeBlanc

April 10, 2014

Missing you, Grandma. My daughter, Rebecca, has your merry eyes and spirit.

October 17, 2013

Jean: We didn't know about your mother until recently. We always looked forward to seeing her on Sundays. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Earlene and Bobby

October 15, 2013

Dearest Mother,

What an incredible legacy you leave---7 children, 27 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. You were one of life's most beautiful blessings and you will always be in our hearts.

Love, Pat, Ken, Natalie and Justin

October 14, 2013

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY YOU DRAW CLOSE TO GOD BY READING HIS WORD, AND FIND COMFORT IN THE HOPE THAT HE GIVES US ALL OF SEEING OUR LOVED ONES AGAIN IN PARADISE HERE ON EARTH.

October 12, 2013

Your Eastern Star Sisters and Brothers mourn your death. God Bless.

October 10, 2013

Deepest Sympathies
Ralph and Kathy Metrano

October 9, 2013

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To Jean,
Our condolences are with you and your family over the loss of your mother.
The Pensacola Delta Gamma Alums

Audrey Clark and Family

October 8, 2013

To all my aunts and uncles, may you find comfort and peace in your hearts as you say goodbye to your lovely and spunky mother. I send you my love and condolences. I love you all and sorrow for the loss of a wonderful and witty grandmother. All my love,

John and Tammy Workman

October 8, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

October 6, 2013

Jean, I was so sad to see your Mother's obituary today. She was an extraordinary lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.