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By Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

"Be kind, but do it the Jill Freeze way"

Longtime principal remembered at memorial


Last updated 4/28/2023 at 9:28am

Drew Lawson | The Record-Times

Sarah Aho offers the eulogy at a memorial service for Jill Freeze in the Davenport Middle School gym Saturday, April 22.

DAVENPORT - Hundreds of friends, family, colleagues and community members poured into the Middle School gym to remember longtime principal and teacher Jill Freeze in a public memorial service Saturday, April 22.

Freeze died at age 61 from complications of myelofibrosis, a form of bone-marrow cancer, Friday, April 7.

Best friend Sarah Aho offered the eulogy, noting Freeze's love of horse-riding and her roots in the Methow Valley.

"She believed in the goodness of people. She believed in laughter," Aho said. "She believed that if it wasn't kind, it wasn't necessary."

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