Freda was born July 4, 1926 in Kenedy to Henry and Lillie Fransen. She was the widow of the late Dale Grisham. She worked as a telephone switchboard operator in Kenedy and retired from AT&T after 37 years in 1983. She was a member of Elim Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her sisters, Ruth Jones of Austin and Linda Fransen of Sweden, brothers, Eric (Ann) and John (Joyce), both of Kenedy; niece Yvonne Johnson, who cared for Freda in her later years, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was proceeded in death by her parents and two infant brothers, Robert and Paul Henry.
A private grave side service and burial was held Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Elim Lutheran Cemetery.