Garrett A. Freebourn ’87

Garrett Andrew Freebourn age 50, died September 8th, 2019 at his home on Vashon Island, WA. After a heroic struggle with a rare cancer, leaving behind his beloved wife Patty Freebourn and his children Garrett Alexander Freebourn and Rachael Katherine Freebourn, his mother Carol K. Freebourn and his sister Wendy S. Rusnock.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Richard Freebourn Sr., his brother James Richard Freebourn Jr., and his sister Lee Anne Freebourn.

Garrett was a wonderful and supportive husband who loved his family so very much, he lived as long as he possible could to be with them. Garrett enjoyed, camping, skiing, road trips, and anything that involved being with his family.

He was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, June 9, 1969 to James R. Freebourn Sr. And Carol K. Freebourn.

Growing up he attended grade school in Southampton, Ma. And graduated with the class of 1987 from Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, MA. He received Bachelor of Science Management Degree from the University of Utah, then a Global MBA from National University.

He served an honorable two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Chris of Latter Day Saints in Seville Spain.

His work experience took him all over the world, but he spent the rest of his professional career at Synchronis Technology as a Business Analyst.

Garrett will be missed dearly because everyone he met knew that he was the most kind, sincere person and friend to all and will be deeply missed by all.

Be in peace my love.

By Patty Freebourn

5 thoughts on “Garrett A. Freebourn ’87”

  1. Garrett and I were six year veterans of WNS, having started together in seventh grade. He was a talented athlete, getting recruited for high school football while still in middle school. He had a delightful, quirky sense of humor, and a sunny personality (I always thought his last name was so fitting because he seemed so “free.”) His preferred mode of transportation on campus was his skate board, but he also liked his unicycle. I lost touch with him after graduation, but could see his ready smile in his Facebook photographs, and it was obvious he delighted in his family and life. I’m so very sorry for their loss. He’s gone much too soon. Rest in peace, Garrett.

  2. So sad to hear about Garrett’s passing, I knew it was coming from his posts and our conversations but it doesn’t make the reality of the news any less painful. Garrett was one of my first true friends at Williston – my parents were connected with his parents as well as part of the mentor program. We played football and sang in Caterwaulers together, and spent countless hours running around campus, the town and western Mass. We stayed connected post-Williston and always tried to meet up when I was in Seattle. I am filled with joy because of the amazing memories of laughter, conversations and shared experiences during our time on campus, as well as how easily we slipped into our conversations even after all these years. My condolences and prayers go out to his family. Rest easy Garrett!

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