Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Freda Juanita Manchaca

September 16, 1923June 25, 2020

Freda Juanita Manchaca 96, of Cave Springs, passed from this life on June 25, 2020. She was born September 16, 1923, in Cleveland, Oklahoma to Bert Windsor and Josephine Jackson Windsor. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Smith. Freda was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband Victor Manchaca; a sister, Clara Mae Goodman. Freda is survived by two daughters, Vickey Boozman of Cave Springs and Debbie Gregg of Conway; two sisters, Shirley Windsor Talley of Grove, Oklahoma, Berta Jo Steinmetz of Van Buren; five grandchildren, Heather Murray (Greg), April Martindale (Blake), Robyn Brooks (Michael), Brian Gregg, Kristyn James (Jake); eleven great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Freda’s Life will be held at 2 PM, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith. Services are entrusted to Edwards Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Murray Music Ministry, P.O. Box 346, Bedford, VA 24523.


  • Murray Music Minstry


  • A Celebration of Freda's Life

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020


Freda Juanita Manchaca

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Pat Carruth

July 3, 2020

When Vic was in the nursing home, I would go by and see him. If I came while it was dinner time, Freda would always say, "Vic, look who's here, it's Pat!" She would ask me to sit with them and visit while they ate, but always would ask me to say the prayer for the food. I felt so honored to be able to share that when them.

Pay Caruuth

July 3, 2020

I became Freda and Vic when Henry and I became enagaed. We went to hunts department store and bought rings from Vic. Henry has been a friend of theirs from don rays filling station and said what a wonderful family they were. I became friends with them and would occasionally visit with them until Henry passed away. I continued to visit even during the time Vic was in the nursing home. I stayed in touch with Freda until she went to NWA. They were truly wonderful Christian friends I learned to love and cherish through the years.

Kathy (Howard) Spahn

June 29, 2020

Just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear about your mother. We lived next door to Victor and Freda on South Boston. I also worked for Victor at Hunt's Central Mall. I remember when my mom Sandy passed away they came by the house for visitation.

Carolyn Pryor

June 29, 2020

Mrs. Manchaca gave me piano lessons for a couple of years. She was such a sweet lady and I always enjoyed her lessons, even though I was never very good. My heart goes out to you, Vickey and Debbie. I know you will miss her so much. May God surround you with love and peace.

Annette Beard

June 29, 2020

Vickey, Heather, April, and Robyn,
Praying for you as you mourn the loss of your mother and grandmother that you will feel the nearness of our Lord and His embrace as He comforts and upholds you.

Shirley Talley

June 27, 2020

Freda was special in many ways to many people. She was my sister, my friend, my rock when life flew apart. I will cherish her memory and forever be grateful we loved each other. She was a great cook and made the best lemon pies in the world! I thank God for blessing me by making Freda my sister.

Jody McAnally

June 27, 2020

Vickey and Debbie, as you start down this road that you’ve never traveled before, I pray God’s loving arms will hold you every step you take. It’s tough to give your mom up, but knowing you will see her again gives hope. Love you, Jody.