Marsha Draper Fryer

Profile Updated: November 7, 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

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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This was on Facebook today and made me smile! Maybe it will do the same for you!!:

My husband and I went through the McDonald's driveway window and I gave the cashier a $5 bill.
Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her 25c.
She said, 'you gave me too much money.'
I said, 'Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar back.'
She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request.
I did so, and he handed me back the 25c, and said 'We're sorry but we don’t do that kind of thing.'
The cashier then proceeded to give me back 75 cents in change.
Do not confuse the people at MacD's.

We had to have the garage door repaired.
The repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a 'large' enough motor on the opener.
I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower.
He shook his head and said, 'You need a 1/4 horsepower.'
I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4 and he said, 'NOOO, it's not. Four is larger than two.'
We haven't used that repairman since...

I live in a semi rural area.
We recently had a new neighbor call the local city council office to request the removal of the DEER CROSSING sign on our road.

The reason: 'Too many deers are being hit by cars out here! I don't think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore.'

My daughter went to a Mexican fast food and ordered a taco.
She asked the person behind the counter for 'minimal lettuce.'
He said he was sorry, but they only had iceberg lettuce.

I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked,
'Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?'
To which I replied, 'If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?'
He smiled knowingly and nodded, 'That's why we ask.'

The pedestrian light on the corner beeps when it's safe to cross the street.
I was crossing with an 'intellectually challenged' co-worker of mine.
She asked if I knew what the beeper was for.
I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red.
Appalled, she responded, 'what on earth are blind people doing driving?!'
She is a government employee.....

When my wife and I arrived at a car dealership to pick up our car after a
service, we were told the keys had been locked in it.
We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver’s side door.
As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked.
‘Hey,' I announced to the technician, 'its open!'
His reply, 'I know. I already did that side.'

They walk among us, they breed, and they vote…....

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Chili's in the Fall is always such a breath of fresh Autumn air, let alone a charge of renewed friendship as we experienced yesterday at our October Luncheon! We had a great turn out, and it was so much fun to laugh, eat, and once again indulge in the escapdes of adult living. Please try to come join us next time at the Chili's in Sandy, (Fort Union) as our dear Pat Holloway always so willingly posts and lines up for us, along with her partner in crime, Joann Thomas! Here are a few photos to show you what you missed! Hugs to all! xoxo
Maybe I'll try to name everyone in the group photo starting on the back left: Norm Robinson (Lynda's husband), Dave Robinson, Coralie Britton, Pat Holloway, LeGrand Richardson, Larry Luke, Kristy Jones, Alan Jones, Scott Donaldson, Court Cottrell, Front; Lynda Robinson, Marsha Fryer, Joann Thomas, Val Metcalf (Gary Metcalf's wife), Cecile Oldham, & John Oldham!

Marsha Draper Fryer has left an In Memory comment for Ray Nelson.
Oct 15, 2019 at 10:33 AM

This was posted by Brent Long:

Hey Classmates:  I just noticed in last Sundays Salt Lake Tribune for one of ous "missing" classmates, Ray Nelson!

I hadn't seen Ray for many years, back in the mid 90's when he was a Security Supervisor at the SLC Mayors Office in the City-County building!!

Apparently Ray has been seriously ill for many years & had been living at the St. Josephs Villa, care center!!

I have many fun memories of racing around town with Ray in his green Plymouth Valiant!! It was a 6 banger with 3 on the tree, but you'd have thought it was a "Hemi"!!  Some of you will know what I mean!!  Rest peacefully old friend!! 

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Posted on: Sep 21, 2019 at 6:28 AM

Well....I'm at the emergency room !
It was not a good day. I decided to go take a ride on a horse yesterday evening to relax. It turned out to be a freakin mistake! I got on the horse and started out slowly, but then we went a little faster; before I knew it, we were going as fast as the horse could go. The horse made a sudden jerk and just blew up. Bucking and kicking , and I couldn't hold on. I fell off, but my foot got caught in the stirrup. The horse kept bucking and running, and was dragging me and wouldn't stop. Thank goodness the manager of the grocery store came out and unplugged the machine. But then he had the nerve to take the rest of my quarters so I wouldn't attempt to drive the Batmobile, and told me to stay away from the handicap carts. Retirement is rough!xoxo

Sep 16, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Hi Tauna! Welcome to the website! Glad you found us and can now reconnect with some of your old classmates! Take some time and snoop around and see what’s been happening. I hope the past several decades have been good to you and your family! Cheers!

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