Wednesday, May 14, 2008

LeRoy Eugene Frederick & Barbara Jo (Moore) Frederick


"Services for LeRoy Eugene Frederick, 80, of Grapeland, Texas will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Liberty Hill United Methodist Church with Tommy Hutto officiating. Burial will follow in Augusta Cemetery under the direction of Bailey & Foster, Grapeland. Mr. Frederick died Thursday at East Texas Medical Center in Crockett. Condolence calls will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home,Grapeland, Texas." [source: Palestine Herald-Press Nov 18,2006]
My Daddy helped build the Liberty Hill Methodist Church.
Leroy was the son of Charlie & Bessie (Mazac) Frederick of Crosby, Harris County, Texas. Leroy's ancestors emigrated from Moravia in June 1892. He had two sisters, Agnes Frederick Christ and Juanita Frederick Christ, both of Houston, Harris County, Texas. He had two brothers, Charles and Woodrow Frederick, who preceded him in death.
He was married to Jean Linderman 15 Nov. 1947. They had six children by that union, which lasted for twenty one years. Joseph, Phyllis [Hyden], Sally [Tudor], Karl, Patricia [Harrod], and Sarah Frederick [Moore]. Divorced in 1968.
"Lee" married Barbara Moore Faulk on 15 Sept. 1969. Barabara had two children, Jeanna and Joey Faulk, from a previous marriage. Lee & Barbara had no children from that union, which lasted for thirty seven years.
LeRoy served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard Merchant Marine supply ships for troops. He served in the U.S. Navy from Jan. 1944, until May 18, 1946. He was shipped out from San Diego, California. Frederick, Leroy Eugene Frederick, his service number was 5772117, Seaman 1C, V-6 USNR, resided in Sheldon, Texas. He was Honorably discharged. He was sent back to Camp Wallace, Texas after World War II ended.
Daddy worked for Brown & Root, Inc, 4100 Clinton Drive, Houston, Texas for [46] forty six years. Started out as a Mechanic and retired as Asst. Supt. of the Automotive Dept.
Lee & Barbara (Moore) Frederick were camp hosts for years in South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, etc... In 1995, all the Grandchildren were taken by son, Joseph Frederick & Brenda (Meyers)Frederick, to visit them in South Dakota, Wyoming, & Montana.
Leroy was a loving Son, Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather. He was dearly loved and is greatly missed.

FAMILY ROOTS RUN DEEP!

I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON MY GENEALOGY SINCE 1987, WHEN I TOOK TEXAS HISTORY AT THE SAN JACINTO JR. COLLEGE. I HAD TO WRITE A RESEARCH PAPER, AND I CHOSE TO WRITE IT ABOUT MY FAMILY.

1994 IS WHEN I REALLY STARTED WORKING DILIGENTLY ON MY GENEALOGY, BECAUSE THAT IS THE YEAR MY MOTHER, JEAN MARIE LINDERMAN MANCILL, AND MY STEP DAD, LOUIS CLIFFORD MANCILL, HELPED ME TO GET MY FIRST COMPUTER. NOW, I'M ADDICTED!!!

MY OLDEST BROTHER, JOSEPH LEE FREDERICK, REBUILT COMPUTERS AND SO HE PUT US ONE TOGETHER. MOTHER AND LOU EVEN HAD THEIR OWN COMPUTER.

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT A 67 YEAR OLD WOMAN, AND A 70 YEAR OLD MAN USING A COMPUTER!!!
MY DREAM WAS ALWAYS TO BE AN AUTHOR, LIKE LOUISA MAE ALCOTT, AND I PLANNED TO WRITE A BOOK SOMEDAY. I HAVE WRITTEN SEVERAL POEMS AND STORIES. FOR A LONG TIME I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WANTED TO WRITE.

MY DAD, HAD ASKED ME, " WHY DO YOU DO ALL THIS WORK? NO ONE WILL EVER READ IT!" FOR AWHILE THAT KEPT ME FROM WRITING ANYMORE, BUT THEN I DECIDED THAT THERE HAD TO BE SOMEONE IN OUR FAMILY WHO WOULD ONE DAY BE INTERESTED TO KNOW OUR FAMILY HISTORY, AND EVEN IF NOT, THEN MAYBE SOMEONE YEARS FROM NOW WILL BE INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW WE LIVED.

WHEN I FINISH THE FINAL DRAFT OF MY FAMILY STORY I PLAN TO DONATE A COPY OF IT TO THE GEORGE MEMORIAL LIBRARY, IN RICHMOND, TEXAS, AND ALSO, A COPY TO THE CLAYTON GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY, IN HOUSTON, TEXAS.

I THINK THAT I AM GOING TO WRITE FIRST ABOUT THE STRONG, DOMINANT WOMEN IN MY FAMILY, I HAVE WRITTEN SOME ABOUT THEM, BUT I PLAN TO WRITE MORE AS I GET THE TIME.

MY MOTHER, JEAN MARIE LINDERMAN FREDERICK MANCILL, WOULD BE THE FIRST ON MY LIST. MY GRANDMOTHERS, BESSIE MAZAC FREDERICK, OR PHYLIS PALEN LINDERMAN. OUR NEIGHBOR, DOROTHY JOHNSON, MY SPONSOR BIRDIE MAE NEFF, GLADYS LINDERMAN NELSON, AND YVONNE LINDERMAN BURGESS LEVESQUE.

------ROOTS-------
EACH OF US HAS ROOTS AND THE ABILITY TO TRACE THESE ROOTS, TO IDENTIFY OUR ANCESTORS.

THE HIGHEST AND MOST POWERFUL MOTIVATION IN DOING THAT IS NOT FOR OURSELVES ONLY, BUT FOR OUR POSTERITY, FOR THE POSTERITY OF ALL MANKIND. AS SOMEONE ONCE OBSERVED, "THERE ARE ONLY TWO LASTING BEQUESTS WE CAN GIVE OUR CHILDREN--ONE IS ROOTS, THE OTHER WINGS!!"

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