Elizabeth passed away in on December 18th 2021.
She was born in Lewiston Idaho in June of 1938. Most of her childhood was spent in central Idaho 15 miles up the Salmon River from Riggins Idaho on top of a mountain. The family moved to riggins before she graduated from high. She was valedictorian of her class along with being the most popular senior and most popular of the entire school along with so many other achievements in her 4 years in high school.
Shortly after graduating high school, she married Sidney Freeburg on a Friday the 13th. It truly wasn’t bad luck as they were married for almost 65 years. She said that all she ever wanted was to be with Sid. They lived in Riggins and started a family. She was a home maker. Not too long after her second child was born in a car just outside New Meadows they moved to McCall. She worked at the radio station in McCall for a while with Sid. She also Sewed clothes for people and worked in a sewing business in McCall. When she was about forty, she took up toll painting which led to oil painting. She wasn’t a natural artist but she loved it and became an amazing artist. She opened her own business called Betty’s Brushes where she sold art supplies and gave lessons. Sid said once that she was so successful that it allowed him to retire early.
She was an amazing mother as well. She was always there to cook each meal for us breakfast noon and night. She was always encouraging us in whatever we did. We could always count on her being home and taking care of us. Even after we left home there was never any doubt that she would be there for us no matter what. In looking back, I Can’t remember a time where she was angry. She always had a great big smile every time we would see her. She was our biggest Fan.
She was also part of two woman’s clubs. One in McCall ad one in Homedale. She was right beside Sid helping him with the Lions club and was a member of the Gourd society.
She was a kind and loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. She is survived by her children—Tami, Tim, and Tony—eight Grandchildren, and ten Great Grandchildren.
Words can’t describe how much she will be missed.
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