Frieda Ann Haught, 76, passed away peacefully November 12, 2018, lovingly surrounded by family in Payson, Arizona. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on February 23, 1942 to the late Franklin James and Jessie Dale Mann Black. Frieda was the second of five children.
Frieda spent her childhood and high school years in the St. Louis, Missouri area. Following high school, she married Nolan Eugene Harper on August 8, 1959. Gene and Frieda moved to the Colorado Springs, Colorado area and to this marriage came Frieda’s first child, Karen Rene Harper (Stephen) Yose of Billings, Montana. Gene and Frieda were married for 10 years until they divorced.
Frieda worked at the Dolores State Bank in Dolores, Colorado until she met Austin Dale Haught of Payson, Arizona. They married on November 16, 1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Frieda and Austin moved to Arizona, where they have lived for 48 years.
In 1975, Austin and Frieda began selling real estate under the name of Haught Realty. Frieda was the Broker, and Austin sold ranches and farms. They made an excellent team and this provided a nice livelihood for them for over 35 years.
Austin and Frieda welcomed a baby girl in 1976, and named her Lisa Ann Haught (Gordon) Dimbat of Payson, Arizona.
Later Frieda attended Arizona State University from 1979 to 1982, where she pursued a degree in nursing. Her dream was to become a Registered Nurse.
Frieda’s caring and compassionate heart led her to take care of her Uncle Homer for over five years, and then later her own mother Jessie for another five years.
Frieda’s hobbies included cooking, sewing, arts and crafts. She bought and ran a small donut shop in Payson. She was a very hard worker, and a very successful entrepreneur.
Austin and Frieda bought the Bar-T-Bar ranch south of Payson, in 1992. Frieda was an excellent roundup cook. The cowboys always looked forward to eating her delicious pies.
In 2002, they sold the ranch and moved to their 5-acre ranchette in Gisela, Arizona. Austin had a beautiful garden and orchard. Frieda spent hours canning the fruits of his labors. Frieda loved the hummingbirds, all the little animals, and the daily bouquet of roses that Austin would pick from their rose garden.
Frieda served her family exceptionally, but she also served well in her church organization, and in the community. She served in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a ward Relief Society President, Gospel Doctrine teacher, and Relief Society Teacher. Frieda loved attending church, and enjoyed serving others. Frieda served as the president of the local American Heart Association for 3 years. She was in charge of the Gala Ball for those years, and enjoyed that tremendously. She was known and loved by many in the community. She loved to host and entertain. She frequently had friends over for brunch. She also welcomed friends and family, as well as real estate clients into her home and always had something yummy for them to eat.
Frieda is survived by her husband of 48 years, Austin Haught of Payson, Arizona, and two children: Karen (Stephen) Yose of Billings, Montana, and Lisa (Gordon) Dimbat of Payson, Arizona. She also leaves 7 grandchildren: Stephanie Yose (Jared) Crockett, Kristen Yose, and Brooke, Charles, Nicholas, Breanne, and Lilyana Dimbat. She is also survived by three step-children: Ken (Marie) Haught of Pinetop, Arizona, Debbie
Haught Bradshaw of Gilbert, Arizona, and Karen Haught (Dennis) Arnett of Mesa, Arizona. In addition to 22 more grandchildren, and numerous great-grand children. She is also survived by her siblings, Jim (Kathi) Black of Olympia, Washington, Carolyn Simmons of O’Fallon, Missouri, and Randy (Julie) Black of Rochester, Washington.
She is preceded in death by her parents, as well as her older sister Bonnie (Harold) Ray on October 28, 2018 of New Haven, Missouri.
Frieda will be missed dearly by her family and friends. She was loved by many and will be remembered for her friendly and hospitable nature.
The family would like to thank Rim Country Health and Hospice Compassus of Payson, Arizona for their service and care during the past 9 months. Many of the employees of these organizations go unnoticed for their gentle care and compassion toward those for whom they serve.
A viewing will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 913 S. Ponderosa Street, Payson, Arizona on Friday, November 16th, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the same location on Saturday, November 17th beginning at 9:00 a.m. For family and friends coming from out of town, the casket will be open for viewing prior to the funeral from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m.