Katherine Cantwell Freymann

October 6, 2013 

Katherine Cantwell Freymann died on Sunday September 22 in Chapel Hill. She was 84.

Known to her family as “Mommin” she was kind, adventurous, quick-witted and charming all her life. She was born in Albany, NY, received her BA from the College of St Rose in 1951, and obtained her Masters of Public Health from Harvard University in 1956.

Her career took her from the New York State Health Department to New Delhi, India, where she and her husband Moye Wicks Freymann spent 10 years as advisors in public health to the Government of India. The family moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1966.

Early in her career she co-authored a seminal study demonstrating the health benefits of fluoride in drinking water.  During her travels with her husband to over fifty countries, including India, Uganda, Kenya, and China she often supported biostatistics for international public health in those areas.

Katherine Freymann resided in Fearrington Village since 1999. She is survived by her sons Douglas of Chicago, IL, John of Silver Spring, MD, and Gordon of Atlanta, GA; and grandchildren Daniel of Silver Spring, MD, Marshall and Charlotte of Atlanta, GA.

A memorial will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday October 10 in the Chapin Auditorium, Galloway Ridge at Fearrington Village, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Carolina Population Center, For: the M.W. Freymann Memorial Fund.  Address:  CPC Library, Attn: Lori Delaney, CB 8120 University Square, 123 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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