My sister, one of my brothers and I all had a shade of light brown with red tones-sunlight really brings it out!
Yes all pale with freckles and blue eyes. All from my grandfather - Yes this combo is considered a recessive gene combination
My bro is now grey with white, my sis -wears hers long in the back, short around her face-where she is going grey.
Since I had my very long hair cut short a few years ago, I've been adding warm golden blond hilights to help hide the little white ones coming in.
My SIL is traditional red and I had a very close friend ( who passed away last year) who was a traditional strawberry blond.