Marsha Draper Fryer

Profile Updated: November 26, 2020
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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Posted on: Nov 25, 2020 at 10:24 PM

Enjoy!!

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Posted on: Nov 25, 2020 at 3:59 PM

Marsha, Thank You for making this website work. It is a blessing to so many. #GiveThanks

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Posted on: Nov 13, 2020 at 11:36 PM

Do you like my Granddaughter’s new COVID mask? Ties nicely in with her French braid!

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Posted on: Oct 21, 2020 at 1:05 PM

I’m afraid this rings all too clear...

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Posted on: Sep 19, 2020 at 5:23 PM

Perhaps some of you have seen this, but it’s a good reminder!

"For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900. When you are 14, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday with 22 million people killed. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until you are 20. Fifty million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million.

When you're 29, the Great Depression begins. Unemployment hits 25%, global GDP drops 27%. That runs until you are 33. The country nearly collapses along with the world economy. When you turn 39, World War II starts. You aren’t even over the hill yet.

When you're 41, the United States is fully pulled into WWII. Between your 39th and 45th birthday, 75 million people perish in the war and the Holocaust kills six million. At 52, the Korean War starts and five million perish.

At 64 the Vietnam War begins, and it doesn’t end for many years. Four million people die in that conflict. Approaching your 62nd birthday you have the Cuban Missile Crisis, a tipping point in the Cold War. Life on our planet, as we know it, could well have ended. Great leaders prevented that from happening.

As you turn 75, the Vietnam War finally ends. Think of everyone on the planet born in 1900. How do you survive all of that? A kid in 1985 didn’t think their 85 year old grandparent understood how hard school was. Yet those grandparents (and now great grandparents) survived through everything listed above.

Perspective is an amazing art. Let’s try and keep things in perspective. Let’s be smart, help each other out, and we will get through all of this. In the history of the world, there has never been a storm that lasted. This too, shall pass."

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Posted on: Sep 07, 2020 at 11:33 AM

I made a new “Ram Friend!” Found him up Ogden Canyon, near Pineview Reservoir. Very cool!

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Posted on: Aug 13, 2020 at 11:30 AM

Oh my goodness! My apologies to all of you that have been trying to get on the website with no luck! There was a problem with the domain syncing with the website, but I have taken care of it. Happy messaging to all your ram partners!! Love to all!

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Posted on: Aug 10, 2020 at 11:27 AM

Cordell, I just learned of Julie’s passing. Please know my heartfelt sympathy is coming your way for you & your family. Losing a spouse truly leaves a void in your life, and I pray your memories and faith will carry you through. Sometimes we don’t have a choice but to just go a day at a time, but I pray you may find comfort in those days. Take care, my friend.

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Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 at 7:53 PM

Hope you're all hanging in!!

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Jul 21, 2020 at 7:38 PM

Of all people! Didn't want to miss your birthday, but HELLO, it happened! I hope it was fabulous! You deserve the best. Are you staying safe and healthy? I hope so! Miss you tons!! xoxo Happy Belated!

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Posted on: Jun 16, 2020 at 12:41 PM

Happy Birthday, Sue! I hope you and Bill find a fun way to celebrate your day! Are you still traveling during this crazy time? Would be great for another lunch date soon! Miss seeing you! Love ya! xo

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Posted on: Jun 15, 2020 at 10:33 AM

Happy Birthday, Scott! They say it’s your birthday, makes sense you & Kent are merely 2 days apart... double the trouble or something, right? I’ve enjoyed your artwork you’ve been sharing on Facebook, you’ve always been one giving of your time & talents to others! Thanks so much, Scott! Take today to celebrate you! Enjoy yourselves! You are loved by many! XO

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Posted on: Jun 13, 2020 at 11:26 AM

You’re here and deserve a huge Happy Birthday! Hip Hooray!! You’ll show all those doctors what you’re made of, right?? THE RIGHT STUFF! I do hope this birthday greeting finds you feeling great and of good cheer, and LaRae doing supreme, as well! Perhaps you can slow it down a notch, take in these summer flowers & fresh air! I pray you & your fam have been ok through these crazy recent problematic times, and you are able to take on your new year!! To the best!! Xo

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