Margie Florence Fry
November 23, 1932 - November 28, 2017
Margie was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Bill and Alice (Lungren) Williams on November 23, 1932. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. She celebrated her 85th birthday the week before her passing surrounded by family and friends.
Margie had three older brothers, Jim, Paul, and Milt Williams. They were very proud of their little sister who was born at home. Margie was raised in Colorado until she completed the 8th grade. Her family moved to Kingsburg before she started High School because of her father's health and to be near some of the Lungren relatives who farmed in the Kingsburg area. Margie attended the Kingsburg Covenant Church with her cousins during her High School years. She was very involved in many extra- curricular activities at Kingsburg High School including drama, choir, Officer Club, and the pom pom squad. She was a good student and she made many close friends with whom she maintained lifelong correspondence.
Margie met Dick Fry at Kingsburg High and they fell in love their junior year at a Waffle Party after a High School football game. They were married October 13,1951 and enjoyed 65+ years of marital bliss. Dick passed away in January of this year.
Margie was blessed with a beautiful and loving family. She leaves behind five children and their spouses: Steven Fry and Christopher Attin, Mike and Marjolijn Fry, Susan and Brad Bergstrom, Brad and Lori Fry, and Gary and Karyn Fry; 12 grandchildren and spouses: Christopher Fry, Robbie and Zuleica Fry, and Jason Fry; Ryan and Emily Bergstrom, Scott and Danielle Bergstrom, Sarah and Peter Anderson, and Philip Bergstrom; Kristen and Ed Chaney, Janelle Fry, and Daniel Fry; and Ciera Fry and Matthew Fry; and 11 great grandchildren, Tyson and Ryder Fry; Juniper, Edith, and Coraline Bergstrom; Joaquin Bergstrom; and Cooper, Micah, Owen, Colin, and Noah Anderson.
Dick and Margie lived on their 80-acre farm for 54 years and then moved into Kingsburg for retirement. They had a dairy farm and grew cotton, corn, and alfalfa. After selling the cows, they planted Thompson grapes for raisins for Sun Maid, wine grapes, and almonds. They were able to purchase the Fry Cabin in Cayucos and enjoyed many vacations with family and friends.Dick and Margie were privileged to have a strong family heritage passed down from the Frys, Christensens, Williamses, and Lungrens.
Dick and Margie became members of the Selma First Baptist Church when they were married. They served their church well and both held many volunteer positions. Margie served as a Deaconess, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher and Women's Ministry President. She was also active in women's circle, missions, and they both sang in the choir. They were blessed when their nephew Craig Statton was called to Selma to be their Senior Pastor.
Margie had a love of reading and she was a prayer warrior. She was known for her card ministry, and loved to send birthday, get well, and anniversary cards to many church members. Dick and Margie enjoyed fun times together participating in a Square Dance Club, the Pinochle group, and the Birthday Club with church friends. They stayed close to their Kingsburg High School classmates (Class of 1950).
Margie was a homemaker and made the best pies and cakes. Her family was spoiled by her excellent baking skills. Favorites were fudge, sugared walnuts, spritz cookies, popcorn balls, and strawberry jam. We cherish the many family photo albums that mom put together. She lovingly raised their five children and helped Dick on the farm. She worked seasonally at Kingsburg Del Monte Cannery for many summers and became Manager of Quality Control.
The family would like to thank AseraCare Hospice and Comforts of Home, namely Sharon King, Michele Lopez, Patricia Vara, Michele McBride, Vanessa Cepeda, and the many other wonderful caregivers that have cared for Margie for the last three years. They loved and cared for both Dick and Margie physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Margie will be remembered as a loving, kind, and giving servant to her family, friends, and church members. She was a hard-working woman who lived and loved well. She will be greatly missed by a multitude of family and friends.
On Monday, December 4th, a graveside service was held at the Kingsburg Cemetery followed by a memorial service at the Selma First Baptist Church.
Memorial gifts may be given to Selma First Baptist Church or International Children's Surgical Foundation (P.O. Box 4594, Boise, ID, 83711-4594). This organization was founded by Margie's nephew, Dr. Geoff Williams, to provide corrective surgery for impoverished children around the world.