Daryl and Milly Frederick
Daryl Emile Frederick, age 80, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on June 28th in Corpus Christi, TX, just a year after his beloved wife of 60 years, Mildred, departed to be with the Lord. A loyal and loving husband and father, he was dedicated to spending all of his free time with his family. Daryl grew up in the Houston Heights, attended Lamar High School, and graduated from the University of Houston as a Petroleum Engineer. He served in the Texas Air National Guard, and enjoyed a long and successful engineering career, primarily in the Houston area.
As a teen, Daryl enjoyed racing cars and auto-mechanics as hobbies. Once married, he spent weekends and vacations on the San Bernard river with all of his extended family. As a third generation Gulf coaster, he enjoyed boating, fishing, shrimping, crabbing, swimming, and water-skiing. He was a skilled trick and barefoot water-skier, a true daredevil, who later transferred his maritime skills and love for the sea to his children through extended family time on the San Bernard river at the "river house." He was a self-taught electric guitar player who passed on his love for music to the younger generations.
After the first 10 years of marriage, he and Milly became the proud parents of Mark and Wendy, and later grandparents to five. After a long, care-free retirement in Austin, Daryl and Milly moved to Corpus Christi, where they received excellent long term care at Brookdale/Trinity Towers Assisted Living.
Daryl lived his life with faith in God and belief in the power of prayer. He carefully modeled and taught the good values he learned from his parents during the Great Depression. Daryl spent his last weeks in great peace, and inner joy, surrounded by family, listening to the New Testament and hymns. His peacefulness and eagerness to go to the Lord were a beautiful testimony to all who were fortunate to be near at the end of his well-lived life on Earth.
He is survived by his son, Mark Frederick, and wife Johnna Frederick, residents of Austin; his daughter, Wendy Castellanos, and husband Andres Castellanos, residents of Corpus Christi; his nephew, Gary Frederick of Houston; his five grandchildren: Vaughn, Marlow, Vander, Belen, and Amorette; his brother-in-law, Jim Walker, and wife Carol Walker, residents of Houston, and their four children, his niece and nephews: Teresa, Ricky, Curtis, and Tony; his lifelong best friends, Ray and Merle Beathard; also numerous cousins from the Frederick and Findley clans. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred "Milly" Walker, his parents, Frank Sr. and Eva Frederick, and his brother Frank Jr. Frederick, and niece Sandra Watts.
Mildred “Milly” Walker Frederick passed away May 7,2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 77. Private memorial services will be held in conjunction with her loving husband’s , Daryl Frederick who passed away June 28, 2018.
Milly was born October 31, 1939, to Emmett and Frances Walker. She lived in Nashville Tennessee until moving to Houston Texas in 1955. Milly graduated from Austin High School in Houston, Texas in 1957 and married Daryl Frederick in 1959. They were long time residents of Houston until moving to Austin, Texas in 2009.
Milly had two children ,Wendy Frederick Castellanos and Mark Frederick who both graduated from Bellaire High School. Milly lived in the Meyerland neighborhood of Houston and worked in the human resource departments for Reading and Bates Offshore Drilling, Petro Marine Engineering, and Excel Engineering until retiring in 2004. She was dedicated to her family and colleagues and rarely took a sick day. In her free time she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her beloved dachshunds.
Both Milly and Daryl were residents of Clare Bridge-Holmgreen Retirement Home in Corpus Christi, Texas where they have received excellent care from the dedicated and compassionate care team and from Hospice Services of Corpus Christi. The family extends deep gratitude to the staff who have extended God’s love each and every day over the last two years to both Milly and Daryl. We are forever grateful for their love and compassion.
Milly is survived by her daughter Wendy and husband Andres Castellanos and their two daughters Amorette and Belen, residents of Corpus Christi, Texas. Milly’s son, Mark Frederick and his wife Johnna Frederick and their three children Vaughn Eva, Marlow, and Vander Frederick reside in Austin, Texas. Milly is survived by one brother, Jim Walker and his wife Carol Walker, residents of Katy Texas, along with their four children and numerous grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Shirley Henry of Houston Texas and her three children and grandchildren. Milly is proceeded in death by both her mother and father, Frances Haynes Walker and Emmett Walker.
We are now comforted knowing that our dearest wife, mother, grandma, sister, aunt, is now and forever more in the loving arms of Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior. We celebrate her homecoming and eternal life, knowing she is once again full of joy and loving each of us from heaven above.
Family and friends are invited to join an informal celebration of life to be held July 21, 2018 between 11:30 and 1:00 pm. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for location.
I have fought the good fight,
I have finished the course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7