Marsha Draper Fryer

Profile Updated: January 5, 2019
Residing In South Ogden, 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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Jan 13, 2019 at 2:33 PM

1/11/2019

 I just found out about Steve's passing tonight and felt very sad so much time had gone by that none of has heard about this.  Particularly for me because I grew up in Steve's neighborhood as a kid and we were always good friends back then.  He had such a great sense of humor and would keep our Primary and Sunday School classes colorful...  I had heard that Steve's journalism interests had paid off for him, because of his talent in those areas, and was happy to hear of his great successes there.  Steve chose not to have an obituary, but the write-up I have above was provided by his younger brother, Craig.  Steve will be missed by many, God speed, dear friend!

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Posted on: Jan 12, 2019 at 8:49 AM

Happy birthday, DeeAnn! I’m hoping this finds you well & enjoying our mature years! I hope your celebration was memorable!

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Jan 11, 2019 at 2:33 AM

I just found out about Steve's passing tonight and felt very sad so much time had gone by that none of has heard about this.  Particularly for me because I grew up in Steve's neighborhood as a kid and we were always good friends back then.  He had such a great sense of humor and would keep our Primary and Sunday School classes colorful...  I had heard that Steve's journalism interests had paid off for him, because of his talent in those areas, and was happy to hear of his great successes there.  Steve chose not to have an obituary, but the write-up I have above was provided by his younger brother, Craig.  Steve will be missed by many, God speed, dear friend!

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Posted on: Jan 05, 2019 at 6:03 PM

OK Rams, we're 5 days into the New Year, and I just officially posted Doug Vilven's obit and info into the In Memory slideshow, and the regular area. in 2018 we had 10 departed Ram friends to add to the In Memory area, more than any other year since we graduated. Unfortunately, we are the elderly Rams now, I'm guessing!? Even though I don't feel old, I'm afraid it's happening to many of us. I just want to wish good health to all of you and any other blessings you may be in need of. We seem to care about other and I'm grateful for that and the chance I have to be friends with all of you! Please, let's stay in touch, with encouraging words and other thoughts any of you may have! Love to all! Marsha

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Posted on: Dec 30, 2018 at 11:08 AM

Maybe many of you saw this sad obit in today’s Tribune, for Doug Vilven. I’m on the road (go UTES) but, I wanted to post this here until I get home to place it in the “In Memory” area. He truly followed his passion of golf! RIP, dear friend!

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Douglas Owen Vilven
1948 - 2018
Douglas Owen Vilven
1948 ~ 2018
Salt Lake City, UT-Doug passed away suddenly at age 70 on Sunday, December 23rd after suffering a short illness. Born February 20, 1948 in Wamego, Kansas to Wallace and Dorothy (Peddicord) Vilven. He attended Highland High School and Utah State University. Married Denise Sargetakis 12/28/75. Survived by wife Denise, son Mike (Rachel) and daughter DeDe, grandson Elias Vilven, brother, Jon Vilven (Larkin), in laws, Mary Cowan- Klein and Rich Klein, Joe Sargetakis and Paula Swaner Sargetakis as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and sister Marsha.Doug was a prominent PGA of America golf professional who worked at many courses in Utah, California, and Illinois. He was an advocate of various PGA organizations where he served on the board of directors of the PGA of America, President of the Rocky Mountain Section PGA, named Utah Section Professional of the Year twice and was a member on the National Rules Committee for the PGA for many years. He also served as adjunct professor at the PGA campus in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Doug had a vision for a year round golf practice facility and built Golf in the Round.He was known and loved by friends and colleagues all over the country that he met both in and out of his golf career. At Doug's request there will be no viewing or funeral. There will be a celebration of life in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Doug's memory to the Utah PGA Junior Foundation go to www.utahpga.com or the Gamma Kappa chapter Sigma Chi, c/o Darrin Casper, 1060 Vista View Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84121. Condolences can be left at www.wasatchlawn.com

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Posted on: Dec 11, 2018 at 8:33 AM

We had a great time at Outback last Friday for our December luncheon! The weather was even nice to us! Here are some memories for you to check out!

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