Kathryn Stallings ’48

Obituary — unidentified newsclipping 1988

+++++“Kathryn Stallings, 66, formerly of Columbia Falls, died July 12 [1988] while visiting friends in Pueblo, Colo., where she was born Dec. 27, 1921.
+++++She was the daughter of Charles and Nettie Freed. Her father, a teacher, died when she was five, and her mother, a teacher, became the first state education commissioner of Colorado.
+++++Kay was a University of Colorado law graduate, who at the age of 23, taught at the law school. Before retiring she was director of legal education for the Oregon Bar Association in Portland for 11 years.
+++++She and William Stallings, also a University of Colorado law graduate, were married in 1946.
+++++The family lived in Columbia Falls from 1948 until 1959. He was a Columbia Fall High School math teacher who started and coached the wrestling and tumbling programs. She managed Campfire Memories, taught fifth and sixth grades for a year and was with the Hungry Horse News. The couple was active in the Methodist Church.
+++++He taught at Wilson High School in Portland before the couple retired and moved to Gleneden Beach on the Oregon Coast.
+++++Survivors in addition to her husband are a son, John of Newport, Ore.; a daughter, Mary Wallace of Brookings, Ore.; two grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Charles Freed, a Denver neurosurgeon; a sister Janet Fagg of Sun City, Ariz.”

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+++++27 December 1921, in Pueblo, Colorado


+++++Charles Freed and Nettie Schwer Freed

Undergraduate Education:

+++++University of Colorado

Legal Education:

+++++University of Colorado Law School

Admitted to Practice:

+++++Montana 1948


  • School Teacher sometime during 1948-1959
  • Director of Legal Education for the Oregon Bar Association


  • Columbia Falls, MT, 1948-1959
  • Portland, OR
  • Gleneden Beach , OR


  • 12 July 1988, in Pueblo, Colorado (although she lived in Gleneden Beach, OR)

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