Marsha Draper Fryer

Profile Updated: April 26, 2019
Residing In Pleasant View, UT USA
Spouse/Partner Richard J. Fogg (HH Grad, '64); Richard W. Fryer (deceased)
Occupation Retired, Federal Gov, U.S. Forest Service, Paralegal
Children Jan,1969; Blair 1970; Eric, 1974; Rachel, 1978; Richard (J.R.), 1980, & 15 Grandchildren
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Oh my, how do you fit your life in this space? Life has been filled with so many blessings, with its challenges along the way, needless to say. With the loss of 2 husbands, I've learned to rely on myself and great children. My folks and siblings, of course, were always there as well. My children have kept me well grounded and encouraged me to accomplish things throughout my life. It was necessary to work, but found it rewarding and fulfilling.

I graduated from Westminster College, and worked for the U.S. Gov., U.S. Forest Service, as a Paralegal, for Office of General Counsel and Dept. of Justice, retiring in 2008. My activity in the LDS Church has kept my faith strong and has helped me find purpose in much of life. My children are married now, and I have 15 amazing Grandchildren, and 1 Great-Grandson. They bring much joy to my life, as I'm sure so many of my classmates find.

As a Master Gardner, I've been serving as a Garden Guide Missionary at the Salt Lake Temple grounds going on 7 years, and what better mission could there be? I love to garden! I am now the Director of that mission. I enjoy traveling and do so as much as time allows, with family or close friends. I have visited many amazing countries all over the world, and look forward to seeing more!

I'm blessed to have stayed close to many Highland High friends and hold those friendships very close. I've loved helping with the reunions, and this 50th one as well!!

School Story

I was one of the lucky ones....9th grade at Highland High School!! Woot Woot! I did not enjoy Jr. High quite so much, but when I hit Highland, things seemed to really turn around. Both curriculum, teachers, and especially friends, Highland was the PLACE!! Enjoyed Forensics, attending all of the games, and my heart was really into Seminary.

I was a seminary officer my senior year, and we had so much fun planning and implementing activities with the "Brothers" across the street. Another favorite all my years at Highland was the choral groups I participated in, Girls' Choir, Jr. Choir, Madrigals, and A'Cappella. Mr. C was the bomb!

Of course the dances at Highland were the best ever... the decorations and atmosphere was always the best. Always had so much fun at them. And who could forget the Pep Assemblies?? What a riot, we used to laugh so hard at classmates making fools of themselves, me among them!! Anyhow...Great memories Rams... I've been very sad seeing who has past on already, and remember what each of those individuals meant to me. But it's been great remembering all the GOOD! Love to all of you out there!! Hail Highland!!

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Love this photo of Joanne & Jim at our summer picnic, 2017. Great memories in happier times!
RIP dear friend.

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Happy Birthday, Ruthun! Thanks for being my friend for so many years, even after I moved to O’town! We’ve been through a lot together through the years, and I always marvel at your cheerful, glowing smile, no matter what’s going on. Thank you for sharing your lovely St. George home with a group of crazy friends; those trips are priceless! Love you, dear friend!! xoxo

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Happy Birthday, Rabbit! I hope you & Nan go to Costco, & celebrate! You are such a thoughtful, crazy, funny guy. And for sure you’ll never have a problem will Alzheimer’s! I can’t believe all the old memories you pull up out of the dark! But then, it’s awesome that you do, you always make me laugh! Have a fab day, buddy! Xoxo

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