Fredricka "Freddie" Hodges Crain
Fredricka “Freddie” Hodges Crain died on the 7th of October, 2009, following a brief illness.She was preceded in death by her husband, the late E. Lillo Crain, M.D., by her father and namesake, the late Fred Edward Hodges, and by her mother, the late Willie Erine Pulliam.Freddie is survived by the only children born to her during her marriage to the late Flavey Eugene Davis: Dianne Davis of Durango, Colorado, and Carolyn Davis of Richmond, Texas, and their respective spouse: Thomas M. Whitehead and Hugh Alexander III.Born in Hillsboro, Texas, Freddie attended the Hockaday School in Dallas, Texas, and Hill College in her hometown. During her lifetime Freddie traveled extensively making friends throughout the world. She was an active member of the Chancellor’s Council of the University of Texas System, the Littlefield Society at the University of Texas, the Advisory Board of the Texas Medical Center Library and The Blue Bird Circle, Houston, Texas. She was active in the arts, serving on the Advisory Council of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin and on the board for the Hillsboro Junior College School of Art. She participated in community affairs, working to restore the Hill County Courthouse located in Hillsboro, the county seat of Hill County, Texas, and enjoyed being a member of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. She was a long-time member of the Allied Board of Trade, a professional organization.Freddie’s family recognizes the devotion and care provided to their mother over many years by David Edward Estes and by Maria Ines Valadez De Flores. They also commend three friends: Betty Halpern, M.D. of Houston, Texas who provided comfort during Freddie’s final months, Rowena Foster of Tucson, Arizona who was a life-long friend to both Freddie and her daughters and Anna Stock of Houston, Texas, who was her friend and legal counsel over many years.Freddie lived an interesting, often exciting life, always true to her own convictions. She was a fascinating woman who enjoyed other people and life itself. Her red hair and red glasses, her generous heart, her inimitable style, and her zest for life will live in the memory of those who knew the remarkable Freddie.Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six until eight o’clock in the evening on Friday, the 9th of October, in the parlor of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.The funeral service for Freddie is to be conducted at ten o’clock in the morning on Saturday, the 10th of October, in the Sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 5300 Main Street in Houston.Immediately following the service, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the adjacent Palm Court at the church.Following the reception, the family will gather for a private interment at Glenwood Cemetery in Houston.In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions in memory of Mrs. Crain may be directed to the charity of one’s choice; or the MFAH – Rienzi (a personal favorite of Freddie’s), P.O. Box 6826, Houston, TX 77265.Services entrusted to Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive, Houston, TX 77057 (713)789-3005
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