While researching the Scott family for yesterday’s article, I came across this obituary for their eldest daughter, Freda, who died one year ago. The obituary was published in the Appeal Democrat on 18 February 2012.

Freda Kelley


6-29-23 to 2-13-12

88 years old. A long time resident of Sutter. She worked at Del Monte and Sunsweet, and was a waitress at Hals Grubsteak.

Survivors include a son, Ron Kelley of Utah, daughters: Kathy Yarbrough of Georgia, and Brenda Howe of Sutter; 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 3 great- great grandchildren.

Surviving siblings include a brother Leonard Scott of IL; sisters: Evelyn Polk, Vonda Keith of MO, and Jeannie Broadway of IN.

Preceded in death by her parents, Lawson & Birley Scott; brothers: P.J. Scott, Leroy Scott, Wesley Scott, Lawson Keith Scott, Jerry Scott, sister Joann Scott, and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at the Sutter Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation; Sutter United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 550, Sutter, CA 95982; or any charity of your choice .

The web site for Lakeside Colonial Chapel & Crematory, who handled the interment, had only a brief notice of the service. Note the alternate spelling of Freda’s married surname.

Freda W. Kelly

June 29, 1923 – February 13, 2012

Family and friends are invited to Sutter Cemetery 7200 Butte Ave Sutter CA 95982 for a graveside service on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 11:00AM


AppealDemocrat.com. “Freda Kelley,” Appeal-Democrat [Marysville-Yuba City, CA], 18 February 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2013.

lakesidecolonialchapel.com. “Freda W. Kelly.” Retrieved 17 February 2013.