01/27/1924 - 03/06/2014
Tommye "Rita" Fryer passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on March 6th. She is survived by her husband Alan P. Fryer, and children Linda Fryer Lopez, Alan P. Fryer III and Kathy Fryer, Patricia Fryer Kelley, Margaret Fryer Kempf and Randall Kempf, Joyce Fryer and Kathee Christie, and Thomas Fryer. She is also survived by 10 grand children, 8 great-grandchildren, and 1 great- great-grandson. She is preceded in death by her parents Jose and Loreto Lopez and her son Roger.
Tommye was born on January 27, 1924 in Carpinteria. She graduated from Carpinteria High School in 1943, with high hopes of becoming an aviator pilot. Instead, she attended Santa Barbara Business College. Afterwards, she worked for the U.S. military at Pt. Hueneme. Mom met Dad at a dance in Ventura. The rest was history, as they recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. While raising seven children, she delved her artistic talents in the fine art of tailoring, folk dancing, jewelry making, and painting.
Tommye loved and lived her life to the fullest. Mom, we miss you but know in our hearts that you will always be with us.
Visitation is on March 14th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Welch-Ryce- Haider Funeral Home, 450 Ward Drive in Santa Barbara. The funeral will be held at the Goleta Cemetery, 44 S. San Antonio Road in Santa Barbara on Friday, March 14th at 12 noon.