1945 – 2013

 A memorial service will be held at The Historic Fort in Taft, CA on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. for Carolyn (Carol) Sue Frideres, 67.  Chaplain Craig Amos of Odyssey Hospice will officiate.  To help with food, please coordinate with Sherry Coulter of WBF at 661-623-7106.  Carol was born in Taft, CA to Mary and Jesse Chitwood on March 15, 1945 and passed away on January 28, 2013.  Carol was a homemaker and devoted to her family.  She enjoyed traveling, reading, Golden Girls Days and anything that had to do with her children and grandchildren.  Carol is preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Jesse Chitwood; brother, Charles Chitwood; and sister, Ruby Smith.  Carol is survived by her husband of 48 years, Tom Frideres; daughters and sons-in-law, Leann and Don Glendening and Denise and Ryan Erickson; grandchildren, Courtney Glendening, Clayton Glendening, Tayler Bish, Jacob Erickson and Dillon Erickson; brothers, Bill and Dennis Chitwood; sister, Betty Lewis; and many nieces and nephews who were all special to her.  Donations may be made in lieu of flowers, if preferred, to Comprehensive Blood & Cancer Center, 6501 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93309.  The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Odyssey Hospice and their staff for their support in Carol's final days.  There are no visitation hours scheduled and the arrangements are under the direction of the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.  To express condolences or sign an online registry, please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com.