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Barbara L. Frison

1925-2010 MANCHESTER CENTER Barbara Whiting Frison, 84, died April 21, 2010, at her Equinox Village home in Manchester Center, Vt. Ms. Frison had been living in Vermont since January 2008, after leaving her Colorado home of 50 years.

Born in Madison, Wis., on Dec. 6, 1925, the daughter of Albert Lemuel Whiting and Lucille Dubois Whiting, she lived in Urbana, Ill. She graduated from Urbana High and received a bachelor's degree in bacteriology from the University of Illinois in 1947.

She married Theodore Henry Frison Jr. of Urbana, on Sept. 18, 1946. The couple moved to Denver, Colo. in 1948.

Barbara was an avid and graceful skier and tennis player and enjoyed family weekends in the Colorado Mountains. She also loved opera and classical music.

Her husband passed away in 1993, and her sister, Elizabeth Whiting Colburn, died in 2003.

She is survived by her four children, Ted Frison of the Washington, D.C. area, Marilyn Hand of Dorset, Vt., Melinda Evans of Fairbanks, Alaska, Douglas Frison of Carlisle, Penn. and seven grandchildren, Thomas Hand, Jamie Hand, Kaelin Elizabeth Hand, Alina Evans, Kelsi Evans, Evelyn Frison and Ben Frison. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Patricia Frison Reinhart, and several loving nieces and nephews.

FUNERAL NOTICE: At her request there will be no calling hours or funeral service other than a private graveside service in Urbana, Ill., at a later date.

If friends desire, contributions in memory of Barbara W. Frison may be made to National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Denver; Museum of Nature and Science, Colorado Public Television or Colorado Chapter of the Nature Conservancy c/o BREWSTER FUNERAL SERVICE, P.O. Box 885, Manchester Center, VT 05255. To send personal e-mail condolences to the family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.



Published in Bennington Banner from Apr. 22 to Apr. 27, 2010
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