Freada Jorgensen: May 6,1923 ~ April 20,2012

Springdale, Arkansas
MEMORIAL SERVICE:3:00 PM, Sunday April 22,2012
INTERMENT:Fayetteville National Cemetery

Freada Jorgensen  Heymsfield, 88 of Springdale died, Friday, April 20, 2012 at Walnut Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born May 6, 1923 in New York City, New York to Lauritz and Jenny Jorgensen. She attended Creedmore State Hospital School of Nursing and received her nursing degree and later received a bachelor degree from New York University. After graduation from Creedmoor she joined the US Army serving in the Phillipine Islands during World War II as first lieutenant with Army nurse corps. After discharge from service she became a public health nurse for Nassau County. On December 26, 1949 she was appointed to the NYC Department of Health as a public health nurse and was assigned to the Jamaica Health Center.  She retired May 20, 1978 after 28 years of service.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents and sister. Survivors include her son, Ernie Heymsfield and wife Carol of Elkins; grandchildren, Grace and Christian Heymsfield both of Elkins; nephew, Bob Hrabak and wife Karen of St. Joseph, Missouri and many friends.

A Memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Arkinshire Retirement Community, 5000 Arkanshire Circle Springdale, AR 72764. Private Burial will be in the Fayetteville National Cemetery. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel of Fayetteville. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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    Name » 12. Nov, 2012

    Steve & Carol Smith

    Dear Ernie and Carol and family,
    We want to express our sincere condolences to you regarding the passing into glory of your beloved mother. We met in Long Island at your church there and your mother has faithfully partnered with us in prayer and financial support all of these intervening years. We have been so touched by here faithfulness to our family and the Lord in this ministry of love. We know it is a great loss to your family but we are very thankful that she is with Jesus and rejoicing in her Lord.
    May the Lord bless and comfort you,
    Steve & Carol Smith
    P.S. We would love to hear your family news if you get a chance.