Due to the incredible outpouring of love and support for the Fredeen Family during this time, we have started this blog to help provide information to family and friends.

The Friends and Family of the Fredeens thank you on behalf of the Fredeen Family for your incredible generosity and overwhelming support.

Please click on the links below to access pages related to the memorial services, monetary donations, hotels/lodging, and photo sharing.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Memorial Services Update #1

Dear Family and Friends of the Fredeens,

I have received many inquiries in the last two days regarding making travel plans, so am writing to provide a brief update. Unfortunately, some of the details are still being worked out. We are working to provide you with as much information as we can as quickly as possible--we know how difficult it is to make last minute travel plans. We appreciate everyone's patience.

Several tentative updates include:

The Saturday Children's Celebration of Life Event is scheduled for 2:30 p.m @ Santa Barbara Junior High in the
Multi-Purpose Center/Lunch Room located at 721 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara, Ca 93103.  It will last for about 90 minutes to two hours and include a brief ceremony (10-15 minutes) and a fun art activity.

The Sunday Memorial Service (adults only) is tentatively scheduled for noon. It will last for about 2 hours including a reception following the event.

Please be aware that these times are still tentative and subject to change. Details about locations will be provided when available.

Again, we have set up a way to RSVP for these two events on this blog, which will be very helpful in our planning. Please let us know if you plan on coming and how many people we should include for you.  To RSVP for the events please select the "RSVP" above.

Also, several other pieces of information that the family has requested be sent out include:

Although they are VERY grateful for all the support they are receiving, they are receiving more food than they can reasonably use. They have asked that no more food be brought to the house. Those who are looking to do kind gesture could consider a donation to one of the charities that will be named later this week. Thank you to all who have provided food thus far!

Also, instead of a guest book at the memorial events we are going to be compiling a scrapbook for Todd, Rosy, and Teddy. We will be providing specifications about page size and paper, which will then be hand bound into a book after the fact. In the mean time you may want to begin considering your favorite poem, song, photos, etc. to include, especially if it requires you to bring something from home and you will be traveling.

Please feel free to let me know if you have further questions. We will update the blog again as soon as we have more details. And of course, keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.


Mendy Minjarez

1 comment:

  1. Mendy....

    Thank you so very much for all that you and their closest friends and family are doing to help with all that there is to do. They are so blessed to have all of you!

    Please let them know how much I am thinking of them and that our entire family is praying for them. We only imagine that they are being flodded with help during this week..and so I have been at a loss of how to help. Please know if there is anything that we can do to help, please feel free to let us know. Anything at all.

    They are forever and always in our prayers! Lil' Nina and Teddy are in my every thought.

    Love and Hugs Always!
    (Amy and Todd Bailey - Mary Baileys parents GVNS)