Marsha Draper Fryer

Profile Updated: July 11, 2018
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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I attended Garfield Elementary, Irving Jr. High, and Highland High with Kathy.  She lived west of me several blocks, and we really didn't "play" together after school, but she was always a very sweet, kind person.  I remember her being rather soft spoken and perhaps a little bashful.  In reading her obit, she truly broke through that shell and accomplished many admirable fetes throughout her life.  Things that "should" matter in this life, DID matter to Kathy, and I'm so happy she found that in her life.  Rest happy, Kathy.  

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FYI- I just found Rick Pyper's obit in the Alabama paper, and I've posted here in the IN MEMORY area, and he's added to the In Memory slideshow. I saw this beautiful photo on his website page today and thought I'd share it. Leaving quite a legacy behind. RIP, our dear friend, Rick!

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Offered on website from Douglas Webb:

It was sad to hear of David Bitner's passing, and not long after losing his wife Karen Officer last year. It seems that we are all getting older, but the memories of Highland High School and the friends we made never seem to fade. Condolences to his children and grandchildren as then now take the helm of the Bitner legacy.

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I hope you're all enjoying the summer, but trying to stay cool! I just returned from a week at Flaming Gorge with the Draper reunion. We don't do this every year, because there are so many cousins, etc., scattered near & far, but it was certainly a fantastic time. Growing up, my family spent a lot of time at the Gorge, and it remains a favorite fishing, boating, floating, cliff jumping, water skiing, spot for us all. Just wanted to share one snapshot of our Draper gang, the shirt colors represent each siblings' family. Several were missing, but this is pretty close to the gang!! Love being together on trips like this!! (Oh, my gang's color is teal!)

Jul 10, 2018 at 9:20 AM

I'm so naughty! Our summer get-together at Pat Holloway's clubhouse was a few weeks ago, but I've been away and haven't posted the photo's I gathered while there. It was so great just getting together, kicking back, talking about whatever, and catching up! Welcome back to Laurel Parker Rohlfing & husband from their LDS mission to Australia. Food was fantastic, I mean your typical USA summer picnic, right? Burgers, dogs, and the works! Thanks again to Pat, Joanne, and our buddy Dave Robinson that came early in the day to put the barbecue together! Thanks Dave! Hope to see you all In July or August at the upcoming events, and as Pat mentioned, Scott and Jeanne Bennion will be at the August 3rd, a special date, both at the Sandy Outback!!
Go Rams!!

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Posted on: Jun 15, 2018 at 7:57 AM

Happy Birthday, Scott, you old man! I am older than you, however, and want to give you fair warning; the 70’s feel no different! It was all just a big rumor! Are you going to fully retire now? Enjoy the big life, my friend!! Xoxo

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