Helen  Freese

Helen Navas Freese

1953 - 2020

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Obituary of Helen Navas Freese

Helen Navas Freese, age 67, passed away suddenly on December 16, 2020, from complications of a kidney infection and diabetes. She was born on February 25, 1953, in San Francisco, California to Ernest Navas and Blanche Lee Sullivan. Helen was the middle child of three children and loved to help others. She was an amazing seamstress and extremely hardworking. She and her husband Robert Freese, together, built Seescape Landscaping and R - Trees wholesale nursery businesses in Santa Rosa, California, where they have resided together for over 30 years. Many of their staff are long-time employees and share in the heartbreak of her passing. Her favorite holiday season was Christmas which allowed her to shower family and friends with gifts and cheer. Helen and her husband, Robert, were dog lovers, and traveled frequently. Helen adored her great-niece Tula, age 20, and they had many adventures spending quality time together and eating Sees candy. Her love of ladybugs was evident by her collection of jewelry and accessories. In English folklore ladybugs are considered to bring good luck. Helen emitted positive energy, joy, compassion, and generosity to all those she encountered. Helen enjoyed traveling with her beloved husband, Robert, and spending time with her friends and family. She looked forward to her gatherings with her Navas relatives and was considered the glue that kept parts of her family in touch with one another. Her life was a living example of her favorite Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32 — “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.” Helen is survived by her husband, Robert Freese, daughter Deanna Hill and two grandchildren, stepchildren, Randy Freese and Tami Aho, niece Barbara Godoy, great-niece Tula Borges and great-nephews Sebastian Borges, Jamie, Nicklas, and Richard Sorenson, sister, Ethel Narro and numerous beloved cousins. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Humane Society of Sonoma County or a Diabetes Education organization of your choice. Please join us in celebrating her life at: Tuesday, December 29, 2020 Eggen and Lance Chapel, Santa Rosa, CA 10 - 11 am viewing - Capacity - ten people at a time Santa Rosa Memorial Park - Sunnyslope Lawn (NW corner of cemetery) 12 pm - Graveside burial - Capacity: 25 people near grave, others permitted socially distanced
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Tuesday
29
December

Viewing

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Eggen & Lance Chapel
1540 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa, California, United States
(707) 545-3747
Please wear mask and 6ft social distancing. 10 people at time in chapel
Tuesday
29
December

Chapel Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Eggen & Lance Chapel
1540 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa, California, United States
(707) 545-3747
Please wear mask and 6ft social distancing. 10 people at time in chapel
Tuesday
29
December

Graveside

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Santa Rosa Memorial Park
1900 Franklin Avenue
Santa Rosa, California, United States
7075421580
Please wear mask and 6ft social distancing. 25 people near grave at a time