Mary Frederiksen, El Dorado

Mary’s life began on July 18, 1919 in El Dorado. She is the daughter of Lawrence W. and Anna S. (Curran) Hess. Mary is a graduate of El Dorado High School and worked for many years as a receptionist for a local optometrist. She was united in marriage to Paul L. Frederiksen on July 19, 1940 in El Dorado. She was a parishioner of St. John’s Catholic Church.

Mary is survived by her son John Frederiksen of Palm Springs, CA and daughter Julie Parnell of Raleigh, NC; four grandchildren and several great grandchildren; sister in law Jo Hess of El Dorado, and several nieces and nephews. Mary passed away on Monday October 2, 2017 in Oxford. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Larry Hess, and sisters Gertrude Jones and Margaret Boyle.

Her family will gather with friends on Monday from 5-7 p.m. at Kirby-Morris Funeral Home where a rosary service will be held at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church by Father Brian Bebak. Mary will be laid to rest in Sunset Lawns Cemetery. Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to St. John’s Catholic Church. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Mary at



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