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|Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:10 am Post subject: FRY, Ebba Martha Augusta Elizabeth 'Betty' (Larson) d. 2011
|Re: Williamsport Sun-Gasette, Thursday, March 24, 2011, Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA (Obituaries)
Ebba Martha Augusta Elizabeth ‘Betty’ (Larson) FRY
Betty Martha Fry, 99, died peacefully March 21, 2011, at Summerhill Assisted Living, Peterborough, N.H., after a period of failing health.
She was born Ebba Martha Augusta Elizabeth Larson, in Jamestown, N.Y. on Aug. 28, 1911, the daughter of Esther and Gustaf Larson. She was confirmed at the Swedish Lutheran Church in Grassflat, Pa., where she spent most of her younger years. As a teenager, she moved to Williamsport, Pa. to help support her family during the depression.
Fred Fry from Williamsport became her beau in 1928 and they wed on Oct. 5, 1935, the 25th wedding anniversary of her parents. Betty and Fred celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in 2010.
During World War II and until 1950, Betty was employed at C.A. Reed & Company in Williamsport. She and Fred built a house on Woodland Avenue, which was always her favorite home. They had a son, Stanley and a daughter, Barbara. In 1964 they moved to Morgan Avenue, where they resided until retiring to the Williamsport Home in 1988. In 2006 they moved to Peterborough, N.H. to live near their son.
Betty was an active member of Church of the Savior in Williamsport, serving on many committees, and volunteered at the Exchange Mart in Williamsport for over 25 years. She enjoyed entertaining, playing cards and especially spending time with her sisters and family. Betty was full of life and often played practical jokes on her family and friends. Fred and Betty's long and caring relationship was an inspiration to all who knew them. Although suffering from Alzheimer's disease for the past several years, she continued to be loving and kind to all.
Betty is survived by her husband, Fred; a son, Stanley and his wife Cheri of Peterborough, N.H., and a daughter, Barbara Jackson and her husband Tommy of Jacksonville, Fla.; four grandsons, Ryan Fry and his wife Bethany of Lee, N.H., Jared Fry and his wife Jennifer of Boston, Mass., Shawn Bair of Jacksonville, Fla., and Dustin Jackson of Orange Park, Fla.; one granddaughter, Danel Bair-Howard and her husband Scott of Jacksonville, Fla.; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Amber Howard. A sister, Audrey Heffner, of Williamsport, and many nieces and nephews also survive her.
In addition to her parents, her sisters, Violet Glockler and Dearine Larson, and her brother, Wallace Larson predeceased her.
Memorial contributions may be made to Church of The Savior, 522 N. Grier St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or The Alzheimer's Association, c/o Summerhill Assisted Living, 183 Old Dublin Road, Peterborough NH 03458, Attn: Heidi Schwieger.
There will be a time of fellowship from 11 to 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 followed by a memorial service at 12 p.m. at the Church of the Savior, 522 N. Grier St., Williamsport. Services in Williamsport are being provided by the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home."