Alfreda Louise “Freda” <I>Ward</I> Maloof


Alfreda Louise “Freda” Ward Maloof

Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 23 Sep 1998 (aged 86)
California, USA
Burial Alta Loma, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Memorial ID 154227895 View Source

In 1947, outside Sheets' classroom, Sam met Alfreda Ward, a UCLA graduate, ex-Navy WAVE and painter who spent eight years teaching arts and crafts on Indian reservations in New Mexico and Montana. They married the next year.

Freda introduced him to Native American art and together they socialized in the artists' colony nurtured by the Claremont Colleges.

Today, the nonprofit Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts has an impressive collection of Native American paintings, pottery and weavings as well as contemporary art.

When Freda, who handled the finances, complained about Maloof's meager salary from Sheets, Maloof quit in 1949 -- the year his son Slimen was born -- to start his business. In 1954, their daughter Marilou was adopted.

Shortly after their 50th wedding anniversary, Sam’s beloved Freda died.

Sam is buried next to Freda in a garden surrounded by lemon groves on the Maloof compound.



Name: Alfreda L Ward
Birth Date: 27 Nov 1911
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Anderson
Birth County: Los Angeles

SOURCE- California Birth Index, 1905-1995


Alfred Ward
Ellen Sophie Anderson

SOURCE- AMW(1) family tree
(And 4 others.)


1920 United States Federal Census-

Name Alfreda L Ward
Age 8
Birth Year abt 1912
Birthplace California
Home in 1920 La Verne, Los Angeles, California
Street East 7th St
Race White
Gender Female
Relation to Head of House Daughter
Marital Status Single
Father's Name Alfred Ward
Father's Birthplace England
Mother's Name Ellen Ward
Mother's Birthplace Sweden
Attended School Yes

Household Members
Name Age
Alfred Ward 55
Ellen Ward 40
Grace Ward 10
Alfreda L Ward 8
Dean Alfred Ward 6
Lillian E Ward 5


Name Alfreda L. Maloof
SSN 573-36-3190
Last Residence Alta Loma, 91737, San Bernardino, California, USA
Born 27 Nov 1911
Died 23 Sep 1998
State (Year) SSN issued California - Before 1951

SOURCE- U.S., Social Security Death Index

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