Blanche Freed

Blanche A. Freed died June 23, 2011.

She was born Jan. 11, 1923, in Iron Mountain, Mich., the daughter of William and Eva Perreault. At the age of 12 she moved to Newcastle, Wash., and graduated from Issaquah High School in 1941. She worked as a dental hygienist before becoming a homemaker. She met and married Richard Freed in 1957. They enjoyed traveling the United States making new friends and visiting relatives. She worked for Christies’ Florist in Seattle, creating floral arrangements. This led to teaching floral classes, taking painting classes and creating unique works of art.

She is survived by daughters Celeste Bingham of Salmon, Idaho, Christine Triplett of Olympia, Wash., and Jenny Denison of Enumclaw; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Richard F. Freed, sisters Maria Blass and Margarite Perreault and brothers Albert and George Perreault.

A celebration of life is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home.

The family suggests remembrances to the American Heart Association.

Family and friends are invited to share memories and sign the online guestbook at