Coolidge, Frances Seepe

Instrumental In Development Of Coolidge Park

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Frances Seepe Coolidge, 86, of Signal Mountain, died on Saturday, May 16, 2009.

She was the wife of Medal of Honor Recipient Charles H. Coolidge and resided in the Chattanooga area for 76 years.

Frances was born in Birmingham, Al. in 1922, and was the daughter of the late Fredric W. and Myrtis Harris Seepe. Her brother Robert L. Seepe preceded her in death.

She was a member of the class of 1940, Chattanooga High School and a graduate of Edmonson Business College. Frances was active in community groups, served as President of the Freedom’s Foundation, volunteered at Changed Lives, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga. She was instrumental in the development of Coolidge Park.

She is survived by her husband, Medal of Honor Recipient Charles H. Coolidge; her son, Charles H. Coolidge Jr., his wife, Bonnie, and their three children, Charlie, Bradford, and his wife Amy, Colleen, and her husband, Kent; her son, William P. Coolidge, and his wife Christie, and their three children, Catherine, Brandon and Kimberly; her great-granddaughter, Jaimie Abbott; her son John Coolidge, his wife, Marie and their two children, John and Sara; her brother, Fred W. Seepe, and his wife, Bettye.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Missions, Changed Lives, Freedom Foundation, or the Medal of Honor Museum.

For further information and to send condolences, please visit www.heritagefh.com.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 5-7 p.m.

Graveside services and interment will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga.


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