Freda Mae James
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8/31/1927 - 11/27/2012
Freda James was born, the 5th of 14 children, on August 31, 1927 in Keota, Oklahoma and passed away on November 27, 2012 in Auburn, California. She lived in Newcastle on Ridge Road since 1947. She was a stay at home mom doing what she loved - taking care of family, cooking (her specialty was homemade hot rolls), quilting and she was an avid bingo player. She went to work at Hilltop manor and retired after 24 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Davis T. James; her parents, Floyd and Martha Brown; brothers, Merle, JR, Alvin, and Vernon Brown; and her sisters, Gladys Gunter and Verna Duty. She is survived by her sons: Vernon, David, and Jeffrey James; daughter, Gloria (James) Spencer; brothers, Tony, Gene and Ronnie Brown; sisters, Helen Fowler, Virginia Johnson, Violet Mitchell, and Elaine Mann; 11 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
A viewing is to be held on Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Chapel of the Hills, 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603. A graveside service will be held on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Newcastle Cemetery, 850 Taylor Road, Newcastle, CA 95658.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Nov. 29, 2012