|Birth: ||Mar. 7, 1933|
|Death: ||Aug. 31, 2013|
Gordon D. Fry, 80, of Boise, died Saturday, August 31, 2013 at his home of natural causes. Services pending under the direction of Relyea Funeral Chapel.
Published in Idaho Statesman on September 1, 2013
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Gordon Dennis Fry
March 7, 1933 ~ August 31, 2013
Gordon Dennis Fry passed away in his home at age 80 on August 31, 2013 from ALS. He was born March 7, 1933 at his parents' home at 810 Brumback in Boise, Idaho, where he lived until after graduating from Boise High School. He joined the Idaho National Guard 116th Ordinance (MM) Co. While in school, Gordon also played in band and joined a small dance band that played at the Gowen Field Youth Center and other occasions. After graduation, he went to New Jersey Army Signal School in 1952 for a year. Altogether, he served 12 years in the National Guard.
He married Roberta Eldredge in 1955. He was produce manager and then store manager for Safeway on 8th St. in Boise; then Advertising Director for the Idaho Press Tribune, in Nampa. He spent many years self-employed in retail in McCall and Boise. Later, he attended B.S.U., studying Business Machine Technology and received an associate's degree. His last years of employment were at Hewlett Packard's Printer Division (Robot Technician). He retired from Hewlett Packard in May of 1998.
Gordon and family spent many years exploring and hiking in the Idaho back country and its many high-mountain lakes. They spent their retirement years enjoying their family and winters at his Viewpoint Golf Resort home in Mesa, AZ, and summers at 3574 Sweetwater Dr. Boise.
He is survived by his spouse, Roberta A. Fry; their four children, Mitchel G. Fry, Mark Wesley Fry, Shanna Ann Audette, and Michael Dennis Fry. He and Roberta have seven grandchildren; Stephanie Jewel Ryan, Stacia Irene Fry, Sheila Ann Millet, Michael Adam Fry, Miranda Rose Fry, Mark William Fry, and Matthew Gordon Fry; and one great grandchild, Stewart Dickinson.
Gordon was predeceased by his parents, Wesley Thomas Fry and Irene Elizabeth Coble; and by his brother, Wesley Vernon Fry.
A graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Dry Creek Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made in memory of Gordon D. Fry to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 6485 W. Interchange Ln. Suite #101, Boise, Idaho 83709. (Please put a note on the check that funds are intended for ALS research and services).
Gordon was very well loved by his family and friends. He will be truly missed.
Published in Idaho Statesman from September 1 to September 5, 2013
Wesley Thomas Fry (1905 - 1995)
Irene Elizabeth Coble Fry (1908 - 2005)
Mark Wesley Fry (1959 - 2015)*
Wesley Vernon Fry (1928 - 1990)*
Gordon Dennis Fry (1933 - 2013)
Dry Creek Cemetery
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