Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park

6300 West William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX


Freda Comer

22 October , 192820 March , 2016

Freda W. Comer passed March 20, 2016, with her family, spending the last days and hours with her.

Born Freda Waldean Freeman to Oscar Waldon Feeman and Willie (Bill) Blakely on October 22, 1928, near Pearl, Texas. Her mother Willie died tragically in a fire when Freda was 3 years old. She was raised with the help of her Grandmother Sally Freeman and Step-Mother Violet "Priss" Freeman. Growing up, mainly in and around Coryell county with some time being spent in West Texas, Freda graduated from high school in Peal, Texas in 1946 where she often rode to school over the "mountain" on horseback.

She married C.B. Comer August, 17, 1946, and later moved to Austin in 1948, where they had 2 children.

Freda was an active member of the Capitol Rod Club since 1956, where she is known for saying on many occasions "Let's have a party." She loved fishing, dancing, camping, yard work and many other activities. Freda was renowned for her skills with a Weed Eater.

Freda is survived by Sister: Shauna Melde (Oscar). Children: Mikeal Comer (Peggy), Barbara Koenning (Roger). Grandchildren: Brittney Yarosh (Cary), Shay Koenning (Julie), Matthew Comer (Jenny) and Thomas Koenning. Great Grandchildren: Dylan Wink, Dax Koenning, Garrett Comer, Cade Yarosh, Grace Freda Comer and Addison Yarosh. Sister-in-law Bobbie Jean Wright (Dale). Plus many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers: David Melde, Matthew Comer, Cary Yarosh, Shay Koenning, Thomas Koenning, and Weymen Koenning.

Special Thanks to New Century Hospice of Austin for their care and comfort the last 2 years.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 3:30 P.M., Thursday, March 24, 2016, in the Chapel of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.


  • Visitation Wednesday, 23 March , 2016
  • Funeral Service Thursday, 24 March , 2016


Freda Comer

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Matthew Comer

24 March 2016

And here is a much shorter slideshow with just the highlights:

Kay Ramsey

24 March 2016

Your mother and I became friends as she and your dad walked in the neighborhood back in the late 70's. This friendship continued as long as I lived on Whispering Winds. I was often out in the yard when they walked past. We always had a great conversation. She was the sweetest person and so pretty. I looked forward to our visits and updates on all the goings-on. I am so sorry for your loss. I have great memories of her as I imagine you have also.

Kathy and mike Barnard

24 March 2016

Barbara our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ms Freda was a joy to be around. She made mom and dads day when her and uncle bubba came over there was never a time that she didn't want me to come sit by her and her sweet touch was amazing. Ms Freda was my family and now she is in heaven with mom and dad and uncle bubba just having coffee and cookies. Love to you all. We have our beautiful barnard Doiley she made. Love y'all

Matthew Comer

24 March 2016

Freda Comer Memorial Slideshow:

Sharon Whitehurst

23 March 2016

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of this sweet lady. Barbara, it meant so much to me when you and your mom attended the funeral of my mom, Hazel Walker. It was wonderful to see the two of you that day. You and Mike will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

Deb Glubczynski

23 March 2016

Such a beautiful lady with a wonderful spirit. Our hearts and prayers go out to Freda's family during this time of sorrow and memories. So sorry for you loss. Both Freda and CB were so dear to my parents. So many wonderful memories. Freda especially was a bright light to my mom during her last years with us. Freda, you are an angel for sure! Deb and Mark Glubczynski

dean hoes

23 March 2016

My prayers an condolences at this time for Freda's family she will always be remembered of her kindness my parents knew her well while members of the rod an gun club near lake travistravis my parents Lee an e.b.hoes

Cynthia Wotring

23 March 2016

I met Freda at the Boyd Reunion in Kent, Texas in 1989. She was the sweetest person with a big beautiful smile. I enjoyed our conversations over the years and our yearly Christmas Cards. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, We loved her and will miss her.

Kimberly Surgeon

22 March 2016

I have fond memories of conversations with her in Kent. We will miss her.

Barbara (Lee) Preston

22 March 2016

God bless Dear Freda's family. She was such a joy at the Comer reunion. I know she is having a great time in heaven. We're sending our thoughts and prayers to all. Love, Tom & Barbara (Lee) Preston