On Monday, October 3, Freer celebrated her 105th birthday with a select group of close friends and a niece. The woman is in good health and just occasionally needs to take medication. She said that she consumes fish virtually every day when questioned about the key to her longevity. I’ve received something from the good Lord. I can only say that, Freer continued.
The woman was born on October 3, 1917 in New York. Freer’s parents died before she was 18. After that, older brothers and sisters began to look after her. During World War II, an American began working for the General Electric Corporation. According to Freer, no matter the weather or the job she was assigned, she always wore a dress and stockings.
At the age of 30, the woman married Clayton Wellington Freer, with whom she lived in marriage for 19 years until his death. The American never remarried and still carries a photograph of her late husband with her.
The woman worked at General Electric until the age of 70, and in retirement she began to take an active part in society: she worked as a volunteer in the Salvation Army, the Center for the Elderly in the city of Niskeyuna and other places. She also helped the Church of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, of which she is still a member.
More recently, Freer has been living with a caregiver named Donna Turovska. They play cards together and read newspapers, visit casinos, but not so much to play, but to walk and meet other people. “Freer is wonderful, positive and young at heart. She never gets angry or complains. She just loves her life, ” said Turovska about her ward.