FREDA GRACE LONDON

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    - Dennis Corderman
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    - Terry & Teresa Perkins
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    - Virginia (Dolly) McDevitt
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FREDA GRACE LONDON Momo: The Woman, The Myth, The Legend. Freda Grace Kinnick was born July 2, 1947 in Oxnard, CA to parents Fred Kinnick and Ruby McDonald, who re-married in 1953 to Lowell Larson. They moved into the home that Lowell built on Edison, and that was where she grew up. In the third grade, while attending Hawthorn Elementary, she met James "Jim" London. Little did she know then that she would become his cherished wife, a marriage that would last 44 years. As a loving mother of two daughters and two sons, a grandmother of four, great-grandmother of two, and friend to many, there are so many happy memories that have been created and shared. An active member of the community, her many varied accomplishments included President of Ladies' of the Oriental Shrine, President of the Richland Colt League, and President of the Classic Chevy Car Club, to name a few. She always said her family gave her the strength to live. In 1983, after an acute asthmatic attack that nearly took her life, she persevered with a healthy attitude for another 32 years. This she attributed to her determination to spend time with her loved ones, and spent every day doing just that. On Earth Day, April 22nd at 1:45 pm, after seventeen years of battling breast cancer, she gave us her final smiles, in her own home, surrounded by family and those that she loved. In her life, Freda refused to let her health deter her positive attitude. Never one to be shy, turn down a drink or refuse a bad pun, Freda never missed any opportunity for a good laugh. She could say things no one else could get away with, and everyone would laugh. She loved to travel, spend time with friends and family, visit the beach, and golf. Some of her memorable trips included many motorhome adventures, Hawai'i, Reno, Las Vegas, a Broadway show in the Big Apple, and re-visiting her favorite places along the Oregon coast. Some of the biggest highlights of her life (besides four children) were meeting Willie Nelson and seeing multiple performances of Elton John. No matter how she was feeling, she was always there to listen to her children, grandchildren, and friends. Whatever they had going on, she was always accepting and supportive. Full of life and love, she left a lasting impression on many. She is survived by husband Jim, children Crystal Rae; David London (Dale); Corina Schirmer (Edmund); and Darrin London. Grandchildren include Kali Rae Perrone (Matthew Martini); Colton Schirmer; Garret Schirmer; and Cooper Perkins-London. Great-Grandchildren include Ruby Rae Martini and Kai Wolf Martini; Sister Theda Pansevicius. Memorial will be held on Wednesday, April 27th 3-6 PM at the Tri-City Country Club, 314 N. Underwood St, Kennewick, WA 99336. More information please call (509) 783-6014. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to The Trios Foundation. Our bodies give up, but love lasts forever.
Published in Tri-City Herald from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2016
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