|Birth: ||Jan. 30, 1922|
|Death: ||Feb. 28, 2012|
Frieda Allred Hirst
1922 ~ 2012
Frieda Isabel Allred Hirst, a faithful wife who cherished her husband, a mother who loved and diligently taught her children, and a grandmother who delighted in her grandchildren, passed away February 28, 2012. She was born January 30, 1922 in Moab, the 10th of 13 children of Birten and Sarah Anna Allred. She grew up tending cows at the family ranch and playing near Moab's red rock cliffs before the family moved closer to town where she enjoyed climbing the cherry tree next to the house. In grade school, she won Rotary club awards for her "A" grades. She developed a beautiful penmanship. As a teenager, she won the 4-H "make it with wool" county fair award for a tailored suit. At Grand High School, she did newspaper, yearbook, school plays, band (trombone), and was a student reporter for the city newspaper. She earned the "Gold G" award pin, the second highest academic award in her graduating class. She was a beautiful young woman with a big smile, fine features, brown eyes and auburn hair. She was named Gold-and-Green Ball queen and Daughters-of-Utah Pioneers' queen.
Frieda put herself through two-and-a-half years of college as she alternated working a year, then going to school for a year. She attended Utah State Agriculture College and the University of Utah. At the Remington Arms SLC Plant, she was ammunitions inspector. She did clerical work at the plant before she attended LDS business college. She was manager of jewelry at ZCMI. Mark Hirst looked her up again after WWII, having previously met her on a blind date before going overseas. For much of their courtship they enjoyed dancing to big band music at Rainbow Rendezvous. They married May 22, 1947. They were later sealed in the Provo LDS Temple.
After their marriage, Mark and Frieda enjoyed "Dancing Friends" club and a bridge club. Frieda taught herself how to cook, bake and bottle fruits and vegetables. She sewed clothes for her family, sometimes without patterns, and hand-stitched many quilts. Frieda diligently taught her children: "Be Responsible, Be Dependable, Go the second mile." Sometimes she had them redo a task it if wasn't done right the first time. She taught them to read, helped them study, coached their speeches, typed their reports, and sacrificed her time to support them.
She lovingly cared for her daughter, Marcia, who had down syndrome. She made every effort to help her reach her potential seeking the best medical care, working her through hours of physical therapy, and searching out the best schools to train her. A model of compassion, Frieda took responsibility to look after the needs of her brother, disabled after an accident. She also cared for her elderly father, served her mother-in-law, and listened to and helped her neighbors.
A dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she taught Laurels, Mia Maids and Beehives and was stake Laurel leader. She served as a cub scout den mother, Relief Society counselor, and visiting teaching coordinator. She was proud of her Mormon pioneer heritage and served as Timp View chapter captain of Daughters of Utah Pioneers four years. She was an expert on her family history.
She and Mark were married nearly 65 years. They both valued hard work and compassionate service. People noted they had an exceptionally compatible marriage. After the children were grown, they traveled together to Hawaii, the Pacific Northwest, the East Coast, and Europe, but their favorite place was Utah.
Frieda is survived by Mark and their children: Michael (Margie Jensen), Christena (Stephen Hoyal), Janice (Harrison McKnight), 19 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren. Her daughter Marcia and granddaughter, Mary Esther McKnight, preceded her in death. She was the last living member of her family, her brothers and sisters, Wendell, Fay, Pratt, Bertha, Clay, Elna, Josephine, Edith, Afton and Claron having preceded her in death.
Funeral services: Tuesday, March 6, at 11 a.m. at the former Vermont Chapel (now called Cascade chapel) at the corner of 400 North 400 East, Orem. Viewings: Monday, March 6 from 6 to 8 p.m., Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State, Orem, and Tuesday, March 6, from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. before services at the church. Interment: Orem City Cemetary. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sundbergolpinmortuary.com
The family would like to thank Alpine Hospice, especially Dana and Elizabeth, for their loving care and sense of humor.
Birten Allred (1878 - 1955)
Sarah Anna Johnson Allred (1883 - 1948)
B W Allred (1904 - 1976)*
Joseph Pratt Allred (1908 - 1991)*
Ruth Allred (1910 - 1910)*
Elna Ann Allred Hector (1916 - 1985)*
Josephine "Jo" Allred Prinster (1918 - 2009)*
Edith Allred (1920 - 1921)*
Frieda Isabelle Allred Hirst (1922 - 2012)
Infant Allred (1924 - 1924)*
Claron Wilson Allred (1928 - 1990)*
Orem City Cemetery
Created by: AliceAnn
Record added: Mar 30, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87680365