Catherine Annette Freede was born on August 13, 1953, to Dr. Henry and Josephine Freede of Oklahoma City. She passed away unexpectedly on November 30, 2022.After graduating from Casady High School, Cathy went on to study Nursing at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She returned to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences campus receiving her degree as a Physician's Assistant.Cathy worked with her father, Dr. Henry Freede, as an orthopedic scrub nurse in surgery for many years. She and her father worked almost every Saturday morning in surgery and Cathy loved her work as a nurse.Cathy caught the travel bug at a young age. Growing up, she travelled with her family extensively both in the United States and Europe. Her mother was from England so many of her summers were spent in England visiting friends and relatives on her English side. Other summers were spent visiting her paternal grandparents who lived in California after her grandfather, an attorney in Oklahoma City, retired. She loved traveling to Switzerland and Italy on holiday.She was a true animal lover and cared deeply for her pets including horses, dogs, and cats. She was an avid horsewoman accomplished riding both English and Western saddle. She both showed horses as well as attended the American Quarterhorse Assocation Championship Shows where she won numerous awards as an exhibitor.Cathy was an avid football and basketball fan; she attended almost all the OU football home games with her parents or her friends. She almost never missed an OU-Texas football game.Cathy is preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Henry James Freede and Josephine Wyndham Freede of Oklahoma City. She is survived by her sister, Margaret Wyndham Freede of Oklahoma City as well as numerous cousins.Visitation for Cathy Freede will be 1-4pm Sunday, Dec. 11 at Smith & Kernke Funeral Home - N. May. Funeral services will be held 10am Monday, Dec. 12 at the chapel of St. Mary at All Souls' Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City with interment at Rose Hill Burial Park."Memories fade over time, but my sister isn't a memory she's a part of me."