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Beva Grace Goodwin Frady
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Birth: Oct. 13, 1918
Calico Rock
Izard County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jun. 12, 2000
McCurtain County
Oklahoma, USA

Grace was the wife of Willie D Frady.
Oct 13, 1919 - June 12, 2000
A poem about Momma, written by Judy Farley just before her death.

She was born in the Ozark Mountains,
But she didn't stay there long.
Her dad had the travelin' fever,
And his urge to move was strong.

By way of Colorado,
Texas was now in view.
Her dad didn't make it to the land of milk and honey.
As he always wanted to.

They ended up in Humble,
Where her mom worked to make them a home.
That's where her family spent the rest of their days,
Never more to roam.

But she had spied a blue eyed boy
A cuttin' across her lawn.
A short cut home from the oil fields,
Where he worked each day from dawn.

He said from the moment he saw her,
Someday she'll be my wife,
And for the next 57 years
To her he devoted his life.

From the love they felt together,
They were given a little girl,
And the next four years were together
Until World War II intruded into their world.

For 18 months she raised their child ,
Waiting for the day,
Uncle Sam would send him home again,
And he would get to stay.

So when the war was over,
The job he'd left was gone,
So the blue eyed boy she'd married,
Felt Arkansas calling them home.

So one more time she picked up roots,
Leaving brothers and mother behind.
To spend her life in Arkansas,
Where a new family she would find.

His mom and dad were like her own,
They lived just down the lane.
And the little girl was nearly nine,
When baby sister came.

Six more years had scurried by,
They were happy as could be,
Then another baby surprised them all,
That made the daughters three.

She made all their clothes, with her own hands,
Even made costumes for their plays.
And she was always there when her girls came home,
At the end of each school day.

She was always kind and quite,
Polite as she could be.
She always strived for peacefulness
And to have harmony.

Now eighty-one years have come and gone,
She had one last move to make.
Jesus and her blue eyed boy from Arkansas,
Will be a waitin' at Heaven's Gate.

Family links: 
  Elbert Samuel Goodwin (1879 - 1936)
  Sarah Josephine Ivie Goodwin Dewey (1890 - 1953)
  Willie D Frady (1915 - 1995)*
  Beva Jean Frady Wisenbaker (1939 - 2001)*
  Arlie Franklin Goodwin (1912 - 1960)*
  Lois Marretta Goodwin (1914 - 1914)*
  James Evert Goodwin (1915 - 1916)*
  Beva Grace Goodwin Frady (1918 - 2000)
  Alma Evlin Goodwin (1920 - 1921)*
  Elbert Samuel Goodwin (1921 - 1973)*
  Charles Reed Goodwin (1929 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship
Horatio Cemetery
Sevier County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: SECT D ROW 9
Created by: Billie Carol Frady Willi...
Record added: Dec 23, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17132964
Beva Grace <i>Goodwin</i> Frady
Added by: Billie Carol Frady Willis
Beva Grace <i>Goodwin</i> Frady
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Beva Grace <i>Goodwin</i> Frady
Added by: Billie Carol Frady Willis
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We love you, and we miss you!
- Billie Carol Frady Willis
 Added: Dec. 23, 2006

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