Miriam A. Freer, 58, of Sylva, NC, passed peacefully Saturday April 9, 2016 in Asheville, NC. Born in Millbrook, NY, January 8, 1958, she was the daughter of Theresa F. Brown, also of Sylva and the late Neil A. Freer of Santa Fe, NM.
Miriam was a graduate of Cullowhee High School and received a BS degree in Psychology from Western Carolina University. She had a long career working in the printing graphics industry in New Hampshire. Miriam was also owner of a successful graphics publishing company for many years. She was previously married to Victor P. Mangini, Jr. of Greenfield, NH. After returning to Sylva, Miriam worked free-lance graphics and web design for several internet based companies.
Miriam is survived by her mother, Theresa F. Brown of Sylva, and five siblings, Joseph Freer (Susi) of Bermuda Run, NC, Monica Painter of Sylva, Peter Freer (Gwen) of Asheville, NC, Paul Freer (Teresa) of Lewisville, NC, and Tom Freer of Cleveland, OH. She also leaves her niece, Lauren Freer of Mooresville, NC and nephew, Joseph Clinton Freer of Las Vegas, NV, and dear friend Dana Davenport Mace of Sylva.
Miriam was a beautiful person and saw goodness and beauty in everyone she knew. She loved the beauty and simplicity of nature, capturing its essence in her water color paintings and surrounding herself with its beauty in her life and her home. Miriam’s life was too short and she will be sorely missed by her family, friends, and colleagues.
In lieu of flowers a donation in Miriam’s memory can be made to the American Cancer Society.