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Elyse Weasley-Freer Memorial Fund & Spouse Aid

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**UPDATE August 18, 2023***
Here is the Vimeo live stream link for those unable to attend the Chicago memorial service on August 20, 2023:

**UPDATE August 9, 2023**
Memorial Service for Elyse Weasley-Freer
Date: Sunday, August 20, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM 
Newhart Family Theater
1020 W Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 6066

This memorial will be streamed live. We will post the link to watch here, on social media sites, and on the Evite as it gets closer to the event.

Hi everyone. My name is Marian, and I am raising money to help our beloved friend James Roland Freer. His wife Elyse died very suddenly on Sunday, August 6, 2023, of complications after suffering a heart attack. He, and we, are completely devastated by this loss.

We want to raise enough money to pay for Elyse's  cremation and memorial services. We are also hoping to provide a few months of food, bills, and living expenses for James so that he can properly mourn this incredible and profound loss.

To know Elyse was to love her. She was hilarious, smart, talented, beautiful, and an endlessly kind social-justice warrior-woman! She taught yoga through her online company Evalesco Yoga, and performed nationally as Nutmeg, a company member of The Washing Well Wenches. She loved animals, The Muppets, musical theatre, Disney movies, and approached life with a readiness rarely seen. We will miss this vivacious soul with everything that we have.

Please give what you can during this difficult time. Once we have more information about funeral services, we will post an update to this fundraiser, and on social media. Thank you.



  • Jean Hill
    • $100 
    • 8 mos
  • Kelsey Strauch
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Stephen Geis
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $200 
    • 10 mos
  • Cheyanne Spencer
    • $20 
    • 10 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Marian Brock-Whippo
Albuquerque, NM
James Freer

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