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Frieda June Tremain, 86, a former Baker City resident, died Nov. 8, 2005, at the Jennings McCall II Assisted Living Center in Forest Grove.

A celebration of Frieda’s life will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jennings McCall Assisted Living Center in Forest Grove.

Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove is in charge of the arrangements.

Frieda was born June 12, 1919, at St. Catherine, Mo., to Edward Thomas Thudium and Nellie Rose Baker Thudium. She was raised and educated at Brookfield, Mo., and was a 1936 graduate of Brookfield High School. She then attended Kirksville Missouri State Teachers College. After receiving her teachers certificate she taught in one-room schools.

She married Robert Ell “Bob” Tremain on June 20, 1938, at Moberly, Mo.

The couple later moved to California in 1941, where she worked for Woolworth’s department store, later becoming the manager. In 1950 they moved to Baker City, where she organized and taught a kindergarten class for two years and then taught second grade for many years for the Baker School District. Frieda continued her schooling at Eastern Oregon State College in La Grande, where she earned a bachelor’s degree.
Frieda was a member of the Oregon Education Association, the Baker City Retired Teachers Association, the Presbyterian Church and the Order of Eastern Star.

She also had worked with the Rainbow Girls. While raising her children, Frieda served as a Boy Scout den mother for several years. Among her special interests, she enjoyed spending time with her family from Missouri, traveling in her RV, spending time at the Oregon Coast and crossword puzzles. Her family considered her a practical joker.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Tremain of Forest Grove; her daughter, Dr. June Tremain of Tualatin; her son, Dr. Robert Tremain Jr., and his wife, Ann Biswell Tremain, of Escondido, Calif.; her sister, Naomi Gordon, of La Plata, Mo.; two grandchildren, Robert Ell Tremain III and his wife, Shelly, and Nicole Tremain, M.D.; and two great-grandchildren, Sean Aidan Tremain and Quinn Ell Tremain.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Masonic and Eastern Star Home at 2150 Masonic Way, Forest Grove, OR, 97116.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 11, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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