Marjorie Anne (Ambos) Freeman passed away March 11, 2016 in Rancho Mirage, California. She was born Sept. 30, 1944 in New York, New York. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerome and Rhoda (Shields) Ambos, and her sister, Hilda Jane.
Marge received her Bachelor of Arts in 1966, with honors, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from New York University. She earned her Doctor of Medicine from New York University School of Medicine in 1970 and became certified in Diagnostic Radiology in 1971. From 1974-1982, she taught Radiology at New York University Medical Center. In 1982, she joined the St. Jude Radiology Medical Group in Fullerton, CA as a Staff Radiologist, where she practiced until her retirement.
In 1989, she married her late husband Fred Julian Freeman, MD. They shared a beautiful life together and retired from their respective medical practices in 1994. Marge was loved and is survived by his children and their spouses, Bud (Diana), Cindi (Mauricio) and Bob (Valerie), and seven step-grandchildren. She was admired and respected by countless long-time friends and loved ones.
A proud Episcopalian, she was very involved at St Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, where she served on the vestry. In addition to her academic pursuits and accomplishments as a physician, she was an avid golfer, reader, world traveler, historian and gourmet cook. She strongly believed in the importance of higher education, progressive social movements, and served as an inspiration to her family and friends. Above all, she was a kind, generous spirit who will be greatly missed.
A graveside service will be held at Loma Vista Memorial Cemetery in Fullerton, California on Thursday, March 17th at 10:30 am. An additional memorial will be held at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, California, on Tuesday, March 22 at 10am.
In lieu of flowers, donations to either the American Cancer Society
or the American Society for Scleroderma would be greatly appreciated. The family thanks you for your prayers and support during this time.
Published in Orange County Register on Mar. 16, 2016.
Dr. F. Julian Freeman, 73, passed away August 19, 2008 at his home in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
Julian was born to Roy and Mary Nellie Freeman on July 17, 1935 in LaGrange, GA. He received his bachelor's degree from Auburn University in 1957 and later earned his M.D. from the University of Alabama Medical College in 1961.
He completed his residency and post-graduate training in General Surgery from 1962-1966 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. From there he enlisted in the United States Army and served as the Chief of Surgery in the 18th Surgical Hospital in Vietnam.
After his service to his country, he joined the Roberts, Sigler, and Freeman General Surgery Medical Group, Inc. from 1968-1994 in Fullerton, CA.
Julian was a member of the Fellow American College of Surgeons. He also served as the Chief of Staff at St. Jude Medical Center and the President of Orange County Medical Association in Fullerton, CA, along with being a delegate to the American Medical Association and a member of the Board of Trustees St. Jude Medical Center. Julian is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Marjorie Freeman; sons, F. Julian, Jr. and Robert Nathan; daughters, Cynthia Freeman; sister, Lemma Gross and seven grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 26 at Loma Vista Memorial Park, Fullerton, CA. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Research Program, Jacksonville, FL. Arrangements under the care of Loma Vista Memorial Park, 701 East Bastanchury Road, Fullerton, CA (714) 525-7323.
Published in Orange County Register on Aug. 24, 2008.