Freda Chicarell

Obituary of Freda Dean Chicarell

Freda Dean Chicarell, known as “Snowball” to her father, passed away on December 31, 2020.  She was born on February 26, 1942 in Ona, West Virginia to Horace C. Dean and Esta G (Smith) Dean.  She graduated from Milton High School in Milton, W. Va. In 1960.  Freda married and was mother to Doni Regina and Christopher Howe Chicarell.  They traveled and lived in Japan and the Philippines and she eventually found her way to Clearwater, Florida where she worked as a loving and compassionate Home Health Care Nurse.


While in Japan, Freda studied the Art of Ikebana Flower Arranging and continued the art as a lifelong passion.  She loved to cook and was famous for her biscuits and gravy, chicken and dumplings and everyone’s all time favorite, spaghetti sauce.  One of her most favorite joys was fishing in Alaska where she would always be the last one left on the river and you could hear her say over and over, “Just one more cast!”


Freda was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was loved deeply by all and will be missed greatly. She is survived by her daughter Doni Regina Chicarell and grandson Blaise Chicarell Thompson and her son Christopher Howe Chicarell and her granddaughters Annalese Mary-Faye and Savanna Grace Chicarell.


Her late brothers and sister are Harlan, Paul, Clinton, William (Billy), Charles Dean and Margaret (Cod) Ashworth. Her surviving siblings are Juanita Scarberry, Mildred Hicks, Roy Dean and Ronald Clifford Dean and many nieces and nephews.

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