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Rites held for Freda Skidmore

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Rites held for Freda Skidmore

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Freda (Brooks) Skidmore passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at her home in Haskell surrounded by her family. She was 73. A Memorial Service celebrating Freda’s life will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 22nd , at Leonard & Marker Funeral Home Chapel in Bixby with Pastor Kevin Wright offi ciating.

Freda was born on October 20, 1945 in Allen, OK to Creal and Alice Brooks, the fifth of seven children. She spent the majority of her adolescent life in Allen, and attended Allen High School. Following high school she met and married her first husband, Jackie Smith, and to this union their four children, Jackie Creal, Marsha, Johnny and Kimberly were born. She was later married to Mr. Ace Skidmore, until his passing in 2005.

Freda spent many years working as the department head at K-Mart before her retirement, and later went to work at Pray Walker Jackman Attorney of Law. She had many hobbies and loved baking, decorating cakes, cross stitching and most importantly spending time with her family. She will be missed deeply by all who loved her.

Freda is preceded in death by her husband, Ace; both parents; an infant son, Jackie Creal; and one sister, Edwina Applegate.

She is survived by her daughter Marsha Jones and husband Carl of Bixby, son Johnny Smith and wife Tracey of Haskell, and daughter; Kim and husband Jayce Thetford of Collinsville; two sisters, Marie Braden of Ardmore, and Wynema Meyers of Ada; three brothers, James Brooks of Ada, Arland Brooks of Washington state, and Earl Dean Brooks of Idaho. Also left to cherish her memory are 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.