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Freda Georgina Tillman


Freda Georgina (McKay) Tillman was born on May 31, 1948 in Ayr, Scotland to Henry Riddex and Mary Jane (Diamond) McKay. She was the youngest of 15 children and spent her years growing up by the shores of Ayr. She graduated from secondary school and on August 15, 1966 she married an American Air Force soldier, Marshall Ray Tillman.

          Leaving the only life and family she knew, Freda moved to Grady, NM in the spring of 1967 and withing a couple months gave birth to Mark Henry Tillman. After only living in New Mexico a couple years, they moved to Beaver, OK where Marshall worked in the gas industry. Freda worked at Beaver Public Schools for many years, Beaver County Nursing Home and the old original Pizza Hut.

          Freda loved to paint, sing an old Scottish tune or two and she especially loved to play Bingo and go with her friends to casinos. After she hurt her ankle, she became a full time Nana to her two grandchildren. She loved watching them grow up, always supported their dreams and was incredibly involved in their activities. She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Mary McKay, as-well-as eleven other brothers and sisters.

          Freda went to be with our Lord on June 14, 2020, at the age of 72.

          She is survived by her husband, Marshall Tillman of Beaver, Oklahoma; her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Susie Tillman of Beaver, Oklahoma; her two grandchildren, Savannah Tillman of Miami, Oklahoma and Emory Tillman of Tulsa, Oklahoma; her three sisters, Flora Buchanan, Joyce Kennedy and Bubbles Macleod, all of Ayr, Scotland; numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins.

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My thoughts and prayers are with you .... so saddened  to hear of Freda's passing

Jeri Dean Jul 3 2020 12:00 AM

Sending my deepest sympathies.

Melissa ( Beer)

Melissa McElhany Jun 17 2020 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear about Freda's passing. We only found out about it today. Our deepest condolences to you and your family   God give you peace and love at this profound time of loss. Our prayers are with you all.

Joe and Yolanda Martinez Jun 17 2020 12:00 AM

To all of the family ~
I was saddened deeply when Beth called me on Sunday night to tell me the news about Freda.  As you know, she was a precious-lady and leaves a large void in each-of-your lives.  It just seems yesterday we celebrated that 50th wedding anniversary with you even though she didn't want a celebration.  Grieve-as-you must, not-as-others will tell you is right, wrong or indifferent.  Travel-the-pathway ahead as there-are-no pathways, just individual ones for each.  Treasure the memories you have of and with her.  I am sorry Beth has me grounded with all-of-this mess going on around here again but appreciate her caring.  I could come with her for the service but she says no so I don't argue.  Know I will be there in thoughts and prayers.  Love to all ~ Jackie

Jackie Sheldon Jun 16 2020 12:00 AM

I worked with Freda at the Beaver schools. She was a joy to work with. So sorry for your loss. Prayers!

Mary Lou Reddick Jun 16 2020 12:00 AM

With our Deepest Condolences.    May the love and caring of those around your families bring you comfort at this difficult time!!   Wendell and Pat Miner.    Kelin Miner, Cody Miner and Hunter Miner

Wendell and Pat Miner Jun 15 2020 12:00 AM