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Frances J. Frey Obituary
Frey, Frances J. On Sunday, November 4, 2012 at the age of 92. Frances was the wife for 60 years of the late Gordon Frey, and previously the late Robert Johnson. Mother of the late Robin Wilson and Heidi Currier (Carter Smith). Grandmother of Darcy (Brett) Woodyatt, William Scott, Megan Currier (Tyler Stableford), Anne (Adam) Michaels, David (Wendy) Currier, and Custis and Barkley Smith. Great-grandmother of Jake, Emma and Henry (Woodyatt), Annabelle and Sam (Stableford), Jack, Lucy and Luke (Michaels) and Tasmin (Smith). Sister-in-law of Gretchen Gulick and Evelyn Parziali. Aunt of Jonathan Gulick, Elizabeth Dougherty, Amy Gulick, Ricky and Gordon Englert. Mother-in-law of William Scott. Frances was born in Milton, Massachusetts. She and Gordon moved to St. Louis in 1956. During their 26 years here Frances was active in the Episcopal Church, serving 16 years on the Diocesan Board in St. Louis and as a member of Grace Episcopal Church. Frances was also a volunteer with St. Luke's Hospital, served on the John Burroughs School Mothers' Council and as a docent at the Missouri Historical Society. She was a realtor with Ira E. Berry as well. Frances and Gordon retired to their beloved Cape Cod in 1982, near where they grew up and to their mothers and daughter Robin. In 2004 they returned to St. Louis to live at The Willows in Chesterfield, where they were reunited with friends from their previous years in St. Louis. Frances most cherished her roles as wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Mingie, as she was known, stayed in touch with all of her family from oldest to youngest, and took great pleasure in keeping up with those close to her. Services: A celebration of Frances' life will be held at The Willows, 213 S. Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, 63017, from 2:30 4:00 pm on Friday, November 30, and on Saturday, December 1st at 1 pm at The Church of the Good Shepherd, 1166 South Mason Road, Town and Country, 63131. Memorial contributions may be made to John Burroughs School, 755 S. Price Rd, St. Louis, 63124.

Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Nov. 12 to Nov. 25, 2012
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