Freda Lawthers of Clarkdale, Ariz., (formerly of Scio, Ohio) passed away on Sept. 14, at the age of 84 from colon cancer. Freda is survived by her son, Robert (Natalie) Lawthers of Rimrock, Ariz., and daughter, Cinda (Ken) Briggs; two granddaughters and four great grandchildren, all from the Phoenix area; and two sisters Marianne Crowl from Carmichael, Calif., and Jane Albaugh from Prescott Valley, Ariz. Freda was preceded in death by her husband “Red” in 2007 and her son, Michael in 1975. Freda moved to Arizona in 1984 to be close to her family. We are blessed with wonderful memories of that time spent with her. She was dedicated to her water aerobics class, enjoyed going to Bingo, playing cards, reading, and cooking for her family. Her laughter, smile, sense of humor and sage advice will be missed by her family and friends. We are grateful for the compassionate and loving care our mother received at Northern Arizona Hospice Valley View. A family memorial service will be held at a later date.