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Gale Freedman

Gale Freedman

Gale Liane Freedman, 80, of Asheboro, passed away peacefully at the The Randolph Hospice House on Jan. 12, 2024. The loss of this vibrant, brilliant woman will be sorely felt by her church community and loved ones.


Gale was born in San Antonio, Texas, and attended Southern Methodist University, where she graduated with her Bachelor’s degree just after turning 19. She followed many varied career paths in her lifetime; including working for the federal government, various customer service positions, sales, and more.


Her interests were broad and her “to do” lists featured tasks such as practicing her Spanish, reading Hebrew, studying mathematics, and trying new recipes and exercises. In 2010, Gale received certification as a professional coder apprentice, demonstrating a lifelong dedication to learning and practicing new skills.


A fierce advocate for human rights, Gale was proud to be a member of the ACLU and “gently’”advising friends on politics was among her favorite things to do.


She was a devoted member of First United Methodist Church, Asheboro, where she sang in the Chancel Choir, attended Bible study and the Page Turners book club, and volunteered her talent with crochet.


Gale was preceded in death by her parents, Marjorie and Harry Freedman and a cousin, Marshall Sideman of Texas.


She is survived by her cousin, Marshall Cooper (Shelia) and his son, Mark of Dallas, TX; longtime friend, Katherine Scott of Asheboro; daughters-in-heart, Amy Phillips of Hickory, and Julie Hayworth-Perman (Bob) of Holly Springs; and grandchildren-in-heart, Luke and Kate Perman. She also leaves behind the greatest of friends, the Ladies who Lunch: Helen Shore, Karen Smith (Matthew), and Leslie Yow (Ray), all of Asheboro.


A celebration of life was held at First United Methodist Church. on Jan. 21. A gathering of friends followed the service in the church parlor to share memories and light refreshments — all who knew her were invited to participate.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Randolph, First United Methodist Church, or Lydia’s Place, all in Asheboro.


Gale’s loved ones wish to personally thank the staff at Hospice of Randolph for their loving care of Gale and her friends during a difficult time. To Ellen, the other Gale, all of the Sherries, Meredith, Sheniqua, Diane, Gene, Noah, Misty, Jennifer, Heather, the nice man who tried to fix the squeaky bed, and all of the names that we have missed — God bless you and thank you. 


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gale, please list the Ridge Funeral home website at www.ridgefuneralhome.com.