|Freda Bernice Bickford Welch
Mrs. Clyde Welch
March 7, 1913–October 28, 2006
|Freda B. Welch, 93, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, in Jones Regional Medical Center, Anamosa. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Calvary Baptist Church, Onslow, by Pastor David McIntosh. Burial: Clay Cemetery, Onslow. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lahey Funeral Home, Wyoming.
Freda Bernice Bickford was born March 7, 1913 in Monmouth, the daughter of James F. and Maggie (McCarty) Bickford. She attended country schools in Onslow and Binger, Okla. She married Clyde Orville Welch on Feb. 10, 1930, in Anadarko, Okla. He died Jan 7, 1998.
Freda was a homemaker and in earlier years had worked at the Maquoketa hospital in food service. She also had owned and operated C&F Café in Onslow for many years. She enjoyed being with her friends, quilting and baking, and was known for her pies. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Onslow.
She is survived by a son, Arvin (JoAnn) Welch of Cedar Rapids; three grandchildren, Larry (Marcy) Welch of DeKalb, Ill., Lori Tornburg of Altoona and Lisa (Gary) Feaker of Waukee; and six great-grandchildren, Adam and Katie Welch, Justin Thornburg and Callie, Marcy and Logan Feaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three brothers, Carrell, Matthew and Dillon Bickford; and a sister Neoma Nabb.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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