In Memory: Jan. 15

From Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory

Barbara “Bunny” Frey, 79, Vero Beach

October 06, 1941 – January 06, 2021

Barbara “Bunny” Frey died peacefully on January 6, 2021 at her home in Vero Beach, FL, in the company of dear family and friends who gathered to celebrate her remarkable life of service, spirit and love.

Born October 6, 1941, Bunny first learned the value of commitment to service from her father, David Hendrick, the mayor of Coral Gables. After she graduated from the University of Miami in 1963, where she was a member of Tri Delta, she dedicated her life to a celebration of humanitarianism, a love of people from every background and nationality, charity for the needy, and the exploration of the better angels of our nature.

Bunny taught public school in New York and Miami, served in the Peace Corps in Peru, volunteered at each of the churches where she faithfully worshiped, ran youth groups, taught Sunday school, raised funds as PTA president, led a Girl Scout troop… day in and day out… and yet never failed to have time for her daughter Melissa or her beloved husband Bill Frey.

As she pursued a life of assistance to others, Bunny became a crucial financial sponsor and board member of El Hogar de Amor Y Esperanza, an orphanage and school in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Bunny was a shining light to all who knew her. Her laugh would brighten every room, and her intellect would elevate every conversation. There was no problem she couldn’t confront and no plan she couldn’t bring together. Whether she was birdwatching in South Africa or the Galapagos, playing competitive bridge, sharing her spiritual insight in book clubs and church groups, or just experiencing the pure joy of a life well-led, Bunny did everything with her entire heart.

And she made everyone around her better for it.

She will be deeply missed, but her example will be forever followed by all who were lucky enough to love her, and fortunate enough to be loved by her.

She is predeceased by her husband Bill Frey and mother Mildred Hendrick, and is survived by her brother David Hendrick, her daughter Melissa Frey Mazin, her grandchildren Jack and Jessica Mazin, her cousin Kris Crosby, and so many others whose lives she touched.

A memorial service will be held at a date to be determined due to current COVID restrictions on large gatherings. As a woman of both religion and science, this is exactly how she would want it.

Memorial contributions may be made to The ALS Association (als.org/donate) or to El Hogar de Amor y Esperanza (El Hogar Ministries, Inc., 29 Cummings Park, Suite 404, Woburn, MA 01801).

From Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory

Tomasa “Tommie” Garza Saucerman, 90, Vero Beach

September 20, 1930 – January 13, 2021

Tomasa “Tommie” Garza Saucerman, age 90, of Vero Beach, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at her home.

She was born September 20, 1930 in Weslaco, Texas, to parents, Juan O. and Virginia Lugo Garza.

Tommie had retired after approximately 20 years, as a Cast Member of The Disney Store.

She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Jacky R. Saucerman; son, William R. Hartzell; daughter, Donna Balderes; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Tommie was predeceased by her daughter, Beverly Ann Grybosh, daughter-in-law, Karen Ann Hartzell, and her grandson, Miguel Ayala.

Memorial contributions in her name, may be made to VNA Hospice, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL  32960.

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Anna Katsanis, 95

April 03, 1925 – January 13, 2021

Obituary not yet posted

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Harold Lee Jenison, 73, of Sebastian

May 3, 1947 – January 13, 2021

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