Freida M. Simmons, 79, of Vidor died Monday, Jan. 25, 2010 at Oakwood Manor Nursing Home in Vidor.  Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 28 at First United Methodist Church in Vidor, with burial at Del-Rose Cemetery also in Vidor.

Fredia was born Oct. 29, 1930 in DeRidder, La. to Adolf and Pearl Bunge. She was a longtime resident of Vidor and a member of First United Methodist Church in Vidor. Freida was a retired bookkeeper for Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth. 

Freida was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy; brother, Victor Bunge; and sisters, Annie Klatt, Dorthy Shcultz, and Louis Sump. 

She is survived by her sons, Jimmy Simmons Jr. and his girlfriend, Sydney of Bridge City, Bruce Simmons and his wife, Laura of Vidor; sister, Gretchen Bartkowski of Overland Park, Kan.; grandchildren, Gaylyn Rene Burke, Christopher Michael Simmons, Sheila Rene Simmons, Abigail Grace Simmons, Emily Rose Simmons, Morgan Kelley; and great-grandchildren, Blake and Damian Simmons. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer”s Association, Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter, 2242 W. Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030-2008.

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