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Marilyn DuBose FRY

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FRY, Marilyn DuBose 11-27-48 - 4-10-13 Marilyn fought a brave and valiant fight for her active lifestyle during the last two years. Just as in the de-facto 2012 national championship football game, she came up 5 yards and 3 seconds short. A devoted Georgia Bulldog, Marilyn lived life to the fullest, traveling the world and making friends everywhere. She lived in New York on 9/11, very close to the disaster. She volunteered untold hours to help people devastated by the event, serving meals for the first responders. Marilyn also worked to help people prevent skin cancer after her first bout with cancer, Melanoma, in 2006. She founded and worked tirelessly for the Skin Cancer Awareness Network (SCAN) Foundation, her own creation designed to make screenings available in the workplace and public venues. She knew first hand of lives that she had a part in saving. A long time flight attendant with Delta Airlines, she loved her work for the travel that it afforded her and because she loved people. Delta honored her for her work with the SCAN Foundation. She was the daughter of Nell and Buddy Fry and grew up on Lockwood Avenue in Columbus, GA, a wonderful childhood in which she excelled in sports, particularly swimming and diving. She graduated from UGA in 1970 and began her Atlanta career with jobs at Georgia Power and several computer companies, then found her home at Delta. Marilyn's family members are sisters Melinda Fry Thomas and Marcia Fry McClure, and brother George (Bud) Fry, Jr., 5 nieces and nephews and 2 great nieces and a great nephew. She was the granddaughter of Esther and Sterling Albrecht of Columbus where Mr. Albrecht served as Mayor in the 1940's. She is also a descendent of Julia Ann DuBose Toombs and General Robert Toombs of Washington, GA for whom a historic marker stands at the Robert Toombs Oak outside the Chapel at the University of Georgia north campus. He is characterized as the "unreconstructed rebel" because he never swore allegiance to the conquerors from the North. Marilyn may have had some of his genes. She wishes to thank all of her friends who have been so faithful and important to her in her battle for life. In addition, her thanks and appreciation to Winship Cancer Institute physicians and staff who have assisted her in her valiant fight and become friends in the process. A celebration of Marilyn's life will be held on May 2, 2013 in Atlanta. Memorial donations may be made to the UGA Foundation for the benefit of the Vince Dooley Library Fund at the University of Georgia, 394 S. Milledge Ave., Athens, GA, 30602, 888-268-5442.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Apr. 12, 2013
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