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Freda T. Prentice Beckham

Curtis, Clark County, Arkansas, USA
Death 10 Nov 2008 (aged 89)
Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 31618303 · View Source
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Freda T. Beckham of Hot Springs passed away November 10, 2008 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. She was 89 years old.

Freda was born November 26, 1918 in Curtis, Ark., to Alfred and Gertrude (McGee) Prentice. She attended elementary and high school in Arkadelphia, Ark., graduating in 1935. She received her BS degree from Henderson State Teachers College in Arkadelphia in 1939.

Freda worked at the VA Medical Center in Durham, N.C. before transferring to the VA Medical Center in Hot Springs until her retirement on November 23, 1976.

She married Louie S. Hoffman in 1965 and after his death she married J.L. Beckham in Hot Springs on June 10, 1969.

Freda was a life member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a member of the Presbyterian Church. Before her stroke in 1996 she loved to sew and make her own wardrobe.

Freda is survived by her husband, J.L. ‘Jay' Beckham of Hot Springs and many wonderful friends and family members.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Barbara.

Graveside services were held Friday, November 14, 2008 at the Evergreen Cemetery in Hot Springs.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of McColley's Chapel of the Hills, Hot Springs.





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  • Added: 22 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31618303
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Freda T. Prentice Beckham (26 Nov 1918–10 Nov 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31618303, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Marie (contributor 46599044) .