Jeanette, known as Nettie to family and friends, went to be with the Lord Saturday morning April 4, 2020. She passed away from complications of pneumonia at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital at the age of 72.
Nettie was born in Mandan, North Dakota on June 14, 1947 to John and Gladys (Shultz) Leingang as the third oldest of eleven children. When she was four years old, the family moved to Yakima, Washington where she grew up and raised her family. She was married to Jackie Dale Fredrick on May 31, 1966 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and renewed their vows in Saint Joseph church in Yakima years later. She was mainly a homemaker and mom, but did work at a nursing home and retired from Sullivan's dry cleaners. She had two daughters, Janice Darlene (Fredrick) Taylor of Yakima and Terri Lynn (Fredrick) Rodriguez of Ellensburg.
Nettie had a big heart and loved to help people, even when her health wasn't the best, she would do whatever she could to lend a hand. She enjoyed giving her family homemade gifts and you could always expect a special treat from her. She liked to garden and loved to have roses in her yard. Before her health disabled her, she loved to go fishing and camping, especially to the ocean and Arizona. She was a devoted Catholic and attended mass regularly at Saint Joseph church. A sister from the church began bringing communion and would perform mass at her residence so Nettie could continue to serve God.
Three of Nettie's favorite things were Christmas, her animals, and her family. She loved to have her home decorated for many holidays but Christmas was her absolute favorite. Her dogs were her babies, and she would talk to them all the time. Nettie was very proud of her family; they were always in her heart and on her mind.
She is survived by her mother-in-law Naomi (Reeves) Gutierrez, Jack Fredrick, Janice and Keith Taylor, Terri and Ray Rodriguez, grandchildren Jacki (Walker) and Carlos Farias, Angie Walker, Alexia Rodriguez and great granddaughter Mya Farias, sisters Marcella and Alice, brothers Albert, Robert, Mike, Kevin and Johnny.
My Mind Knows
that you are in a better place, where there is no pain. You are at peace.
I understand that,
I just wish I could explain it to my heart.
There is an empty space in it that nothing will ever fill. I grieve,
but I know my tears are for me.
We will be together again.
Until then, my love will always be with you.
The family will have a celebration of life once they are able to.