Freda Thomas |

Freda Thomas

Freda Allaine Thomas passed away Oct. 21, 2012, at home surrounded by her family. She was 90 years, 10 months and eight days old … every minute counts!

Freda Allaine Thomas was born Dec. 13, 1921, in Carlow, Ontario, Canada, to George F. Bartlett and Anna Christina Thompson. She married Raymond James Thomas March 14, 1945, at the Evangel Temple, in Toronto. She was his “lovely wife” for 61 years. They moved to the U.S. in 1952 to Phoenix to get out of the cold and became American citizens in 1954, then went to Southern California until they retired in 1987 and moved to Lake Tahoe where it was too cold again! Finally they settled in Reno, Nev., until 2006 when her husband passed away. She spent her final years living with her daughter and son-in-law in Grass Valley. She went to Business College in Toronto and eventually retired as an insurance secretary after 40 years. She also helped her husband with his business in office furniture servicing his accounts. Freda loved crocheting and being with her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Shonda-Gail (Tom) Christine Cade of Grass Valley, Calif.; granddaughter Carissa (Josh) Thomas-Kennedy of Grass Valley; nephews Steve (Connie Williams) Thomas of Pahrump, Nev., and Derrick (Michelle) Thomas and family of Huntington Beach, Calif.; Helen (Vic) Best and family of Toronto; her loving animals, dogs Fritz and Jack and cats Harley, Scooter and Widget. Freda also leaves behind many friends and loved ones that will miss her dearly.

She is preceded in death by husband Raymond James Thomas (2006); son Keith Raymond Thomas; and sister Eunice Carlson.

Contributions to be made to the American Lung Association or Hospice of the Foothills.

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