Ella Lehl Frederick

Profile Updated: May 27, 2015
Residing In: Wichita, KS USA
Spouse/Partner: Duane
Occupation: English teacher
Children: Jennifer, born 1973; Jeremy, born 1974; Jessica, born 1987; six grandboys and one granddaughter
Yes! Attending Reunion

I graduated from Friends University with a bachelor's in education in 1970. That summer my husband Duane Frederick, whom I met at Friends, and I married. I received my Masters in Education from THE WSU in 1978. From 1970 until 2008 I taught in Augusta,Ks, at Bishop Carroll High School, and Wichita Northwest. I now teach as an adjunct at Friends University. We immensely enjoy our lively, but lovable, grandsons, and our precious baby granddaughter. Our daughter Jennifer, mother of all seven of our grandchildren, lives in Marion, Ks, with her husband Jon; our son Jeremy is a CPA here in Wichita; and our Jessica and her husband Adam live in Sioux City, IA, where he coaches football at Morningside College and she teaches high school math. My Mama had a heart attack the morning our granddaughter was born this last September 3. My Mama died September 6. I'm posting a picture taken of our children and all the grandchildren with Duane and me after the funeral dinner at the church. God is SO good; it was the cycle of life. My Mama had a wonderful life of 95 years and God gave us a precious new little life.

School Story:

I remember our Pep Club being 400 strong and all the great triple-header games at the Round House. I remember humble Eddie Kriwiel at our raucous pep assemblies and our fantastic football teams--lst in state all three years! I remember, except for Tim Gorsuch, our basketball team consisting mainly of our football players. I remember Eugene Wee being SO smart and running SO fast in track. I remember great times working on the Westword newspaper and the Trail yearbook. I remember being in the school library during lunch and hearing that President Kennedy had been shot. I remember the long walk home that day.

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Mar 18, 2019 at 3:36 PM

Happy, Happy Birthday, Carol. I have such GOOD memories of knowing you, such an intelligent, kind person. Hoping all is well with you and all your family, Ella Lehl Frederick

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Mar 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Posted on: Mar 15, 2019 at 4:37 PM

Happy Birthday, Lynne. I apologize for being late with birthday wishes for you. Hoping you had a GREAT day, Ella Lehl Frederick

Mar 03, 2019 at 8:31 AM

Happy Birthday, Frank. I remember Mike McIntosh and you being in some class with me. West High was a good place for us all. Ella Lehl Frederick

Feb 28, 2019 at 4:34 PM

Hoping you've been having a great day today, Ester. Remembering you fondly from our West High days, Ella Lehl Frederick

Feb 24, 2019 at 8:46 AM

Happy Birthday, Kenny. Have a wonderful day! Ella Lehl Frederick

Feb 22, 2019 at 5:43 PM

Hoping you've been having an especially good day on your special day, Happy Birthday Ella Lehl Frederick

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Feb 20, 2019 at 6:54 PM

Posted on: Feb 19, 2019 at 6:33 PM

Hello, fellow Pioneers. In Sunday's Wichita paper, February 17, 2019, Helen J. Throckmorton's obituary was given. She was my sophomore English teacher at West. She passed away February 8, 2019, at the age of 95. Even as a little sophomore, I think I knew she was fairly "brilliant". After receiving her Masters and Doctorate degrees she was head of the Wichita State University English department for many years. She also co-authored several books. She was listed in the Who's Who in American Women in 1968. Ella Lehl Frederick

Feb 19, 2019 at 12:04 PM

Happy Birthday, David. Have an especially good day. Ella Lehl Frederick

Feb 16, 2019 at 7:39 PM

Hello, Philip. I noticed on a post to Mike Zabel that you had worked/knew him at Boeing. Mike once told me he got to know one of my younger brothers, Monte Lehl, at Boeing. Did you also know my brother? Ella Lehl Frederick

Feb 13, 2019 at 7:34 PM

Happy Birthday, Martha. Hoping you've been having an especially good day, Ella Lehl Frederick

Feb 13, 2019 at 7:32 PM

Hoping your day was wonderful, Glenda! Take care, Ella Lehl Frederick

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Feb 12, 2019 at 8:32 AM
Feb 09, 2019 at 5:33 PM

Happy Birthday, dear Becky. Take care, Ella Lehl Frederick

Feb 06, 2019 at 6:42 PM

Hoping you've been having a wonderful day, Lyniece, Ella Lehl Frederick

Feb 04, 2019 at 8:48 AM

Happy, Happy Birthday, Marsha! I have MANY wonderful memories of you, especially when we were QUITE young. Take care, Ella Lehl Frederick

Feb 04, 2019 at 8:47 AM

Happy Birthday, Bev. It was wonderful seeing both Steve and you at our 70th birthday party. Take care, Ella Lehl Frederick

Feb 03, 2019 at 7:29 AM
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Feb 02, 2019 at 1:30 PM

Posted on: Feb 02, 2019 at 6:37 AM

Happy Birthday, Roger. Hoping you're having a wonderful day today, Ella Lehl Frederick

Jan 27, 2019 at 10:22 AM

Happy Birthday, Debbie. It has been good to reconnect with you at our Class of '66 reunions/get togethers. Take care, Ella Lehl Frederick

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Jan 25, 2019 at 8:21 PM

Posted on: Jan 24, 2019 at 4:22 PM

Happy Birthday, Tess. Hoping all is going well with you, Ella Lehl Frederick

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Posted: May 27, 2015 at 8:16 AM
We were able to see our oldest daughter, her husband, and our six grandsons and precious granddaughter this Memorial Day, 2015. WE ARE BLESSED!
Posted: May 27, 2015 at 8:14 AM
Kindergarten at Martinson Elementary. Many Pioneers included.
Posted: May 27, 2015 at 8:15 AM
Debbie Peacock and me--then in my family's house with my three little brothers before a Christmas program at St. Luke's Methodist Church.
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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:15 AM
Thanksgiving 2010 with my Mama, Ruby Lehl
Back row: grandson Timothy, son Jeremy, son-in-law Denzel Lane, husband Duane; Middle row: daughter Jessica, Ella, Mama, daughter Jennifer, grandson Lance; Front row: grandson Cross, grandson Gunner, grandson Joshua Grandson Drew was out of town