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 #2

Hello again Family and Friends of the Fredeens,

You have all been very patient as the details have been worked out. At last, we have final details for this weekend:
Viewing (open-casket): 
Saturday from 9:00 AM until 3:30 PM 
Sunday from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM 
Location: Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel
450 Ward Drive 
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Telephone Number: (805) 965 5145

Children’s Celebration of Nina’s Life (for friends and family with children only):
Date: Saturday, February 26
Time: 2:30 PM -4:30 PM
Location: Santa Barbara Junior High School Multi Purpose Room (map located on "Memorial Services" page, click on link above)
721 East Cota Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Parking: The parking lot next to the Multi-Purpose room has 40 spaces. Overflow parking will be available.

This event is for children and their families only because the formal memorial service on Sunday is for adults only. It will include a short service (10-15 minutes) followed by a children's art activity. We will be having all the children paint ceramic tiles, which will then be fired and permanently installed in Santa Barbara as a memorial to Nina. Snacks and drinks will be provided. 

Memorial Service (adults only):
Date: Sunday, February 27
Time: 12:00-2:00 PM
Location: Isla Vista Theater (map located on "Memorial Services" page, click on link above)
960 Embarcadero Del Norte
Isla Vista, CA  
Parking: There is some parking next to the theater in UCSB Lot 40.  Additional parking in lot 22 and 23 (see map attached to this email). Please allow enough time for parking. Please remember that parking is typically paid parking at UCSB. Please plan to bring a credit card or cash for parking payments, which can be purchased from machines in the lots (parking should be no more than $3). 

The memorial service will last for about an hour, followed by refreshments and a chance to visit with Todd, Rosy, friends and family.

Please remember to RSVP by clicking on the "RSVP" tab above.
Information about where charitable donations can be made is still to come.
The family has also asked that several parameters be followed at all events and when visiting with them, including Teddy. In honor of Nina's spunky spirit, please wear bright colors, rather than black to all events. In order to maintain an appropriate emotional atmosphere for children, we ask that you please grieve quietly, although it is understood that tears will be a natural part of the weekend. Todd and Rosy have also asked that you please give Teddy space and allow him to approach you, rather than asking him directly how he is doing. Besides being overwhelmed by the loss of his sister, he is quite overwhelmed by all the attention the family is receiving.

Hopefully this information allows for more specific plans to be made. I continue to be happy to answer questions. We will also continue to update the blog. Todd, Rosy and Teddy are greatly looking forward to seeing friends and family.

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